A Guide to Publishing A Poetry Book

November 16, 20213 min. Read

Turning your thoughts into poetry is a beautiful and rewarding process. It can also be the first step in your journey toward becoming a published poetry author. The excitement you feel at the thought of publishing a poetry book can quickly turn to anxiety as you try to navigate the publishing industry. Here are some things to know to help you through the publishing process. 

‌Publishing Poetry

Turning your poems into a published poetry book doesn’t have to be complicated. It can feel overwhelming when you think about everything you need to do all at once. Instead, you should become familiar with your options so you can focus on one step at a time. 

‌Becoming a self-published poetry autho‌r

One of the easiest and fastest ways to get your poetry out into the world is by self-publishing. As a self-published author, you will be responsible for editing and marketing your poetry. This means you can market your poetry book even before it’s written. 

One way to market your poetry book is by building your online brand through an author’s website. Having a social media presence is also essential for successful self-published authors. By posting your work on multiple websites and social media platforms, you can reach a vast audience. 

Currently, Instagram is the most popular site for poetry authors to post their work. In addition, these platforms are effective places to build your audience and market your work:

  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Tumblr
  • Reddit

Poetry Book Template

As a poetry author, you will need to establish your style. There are many poetry styles, and you should make sure your poem styles are consistent throughout your book. If you’ve written a lot of poems, you may want to organize them into multiple poetry books. 

How many poems should you include?

Once you have a collection of poems written, you’ll have to choose which poems you want to feature in your book. The number of poems in a poetry book can range from 30 to 100, with the average amount being 70 to 100. The length of the poems will help you determine how many you will need for your poetry book. 

If you tend to write longer poetry, you will need fewer poems in the book. If your poems are short, like a haiku style, you’ll want to include more. 

‌Publishing Poems

When publishing a poetry book, there are many ways you can go about it. However, one of the easiest ways is to self-publish. Self-publishing offers many benefits, including maintaining control of your work.

At Palmetto Publishing, we offer all of the tools you’ll need to self-publish your poetry book. The best part is you maintain 100% control and rights to your work. For more information, contact one of our friendly and knowledgeable professionals today. 

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