Ben’s recent eBook publication got me thinking. Is there any of my own writing I’d like to self-publish?
I’ve written three novels, but I’m not happy enough with any of them to go that route. But I do have some writing that could see the light. My poems.
A poem, after all, is the only thing I’ve ever gotten professionally published (in Space and Time magazine). It was five bucks for a haiku, but still. A writer doesn’t forget something like that.
A book of poems, however, is much tougher to publish the traditional way. The market just isn’t there. Go into a Barnes & Noble sometime and compare the tiny poetry section with the acres of novels, and you’ll see what I mean.
My poems are already free online, of course, but they’re scattered, and there’s no way to weed out the bad ones. A book would allow me to pick out my own favorites and put them all in a single place. It would also toss a little more fuel on that precious ego-fire all authors need. And best of all, the writing is already done.
I’ll throw the question out there. Would you be interested in a book of my poems? If so, would you prefer a physical copy, or an eBook?