Poetry is probably the most difficult genre to market. Poets have to find specialist bookstores, magazines and media outlets to have any chance of selling their poetry. They have to be proactive in their marketing campaign and sprout plenty of word of mouth. Creating a profile for themselves also helps, so does being famous, which unfortunately many of them are yet to be.
Below are some of the most recent Zeus and Poseidon poetry authors and their books:
Rolling with the Punches: Tales of an Aussie Traveller by Sam Duncan
ISBN: 9781921574061 – $22.95
Strap your backpack on your back
And come travelling with me
Come with me to Europe
There’s oh so much to see!
Fun in the Sun with a Pun by Neil Dufty
ISBN: 9781921574511 – $22.00
Neil uses a wide range of poetry styles to entertain and provoke thought on social issues. He writes about everyday matters including ageing, sport, commuting and relationships.
Ocean of Dreams by Rick Ferguson
ISBN: 9781921574689 – $23.95
When a relationship goes bad, a man does not always head out to get drunk with mates. Sometimes he sits home and writes poetry.
Bleeding Intuition by Mandy Grace
ISBN: 9781921731068 – $19.95
This short collection of poetry is written with depth and meaning and explores a journey of pain, joy and triumph.
Savannah by Malobi Sinha
ISBN: 9781921731297 – $20.00
A collection of quality poetry is hard to find; Malobi Sinha has achieved in Savannah what many writers hope to in their first book – it is simple to read, and flowing sentences meld the words to blend into a natural whole.
Through the Eyes of Words by Ashley Byrnes
ISBN: 978-1-921731-38-9 – $25.00
Obviously written from the author’s heart and personal experiences, this book will touch your feelings because it may apply to any one of us.
My Two Cents Worth by Peter Fraser
ISBN: 978-1-921731-39-6 – $24.95
Satirical poetry that is a critical and humourous look at politics and society. Has the world gone mad?
For those poets who want to know how to survive as a poet, you may find the blog below to be helpful:
Can any poets out there suggest other ways to sell poetry? Please comment.