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Creative ways to market poetry

Yesterday FSG sent out a notice about their poetry blog for National Poetry Month (yes, that would be April).  I have to admit that the bulk of the poetry I’ve read was consumed under duress in AP French Lit, but then I remembered that FSG was one of the first (the first?) publishing house to blog about books, so I gave it a whirl.  I have to say, they’re featuring some of the most creative giveaways/downloads I’ve seen offered for poetry (or really, for books in general):

  • An all new couplet composed by Robert Pinsky and available for download as your ringtone
  • A whole week devoted to poetry in translation, with posts from many of FSG’s award-winning translators
  • More original audio recorded exclusively for the blog by Frank Bidart, Les Murray, August Kleinzahler, Yusef Komunyakaa, and more
  • Free, downloadable broadsheets appropriate for brightening up even the most boring cubicle

I might have to become a poetry fan …


April 1, 2008 - Posted by | Online Marketing |

1 Comment »

  1. Hello, I would like to invite you to join; The Poetic Voice Community. It is a writer’s site where you can enter contests – add poetry and get feedback. The latest entries are listed on the blog posts. Click on link, and check us out! Then join, and post.


    Comment by bldherenow | August 11, 2010 | Reply

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