How to Make a Poetry Anthology for Amazon Kindle: An HTML and EPUB Primer

It’s time for anthologies without apologies. The Yellow Buick Review is a groundbreaking new poetry anthology. It is also totally fake. The poems of the first issue (spoiler alert!) are the first seven paragraphs of Lorem Ipsum nonsense text. It’s available now for all major E-reader platforms. We worked really, really hard on it. Which […]

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Carrie Rudzinski Competes at IWPS This Week!

Our own Carrie Rudzinksi is competing this weekend at the 2013 Individual World Poetry Slam in Spokane, Washington. She’s a “Storm Poet” this year, representing herself and her hometown of Rockford, IL, (as opposed to repping for a specific slam venue, as she did in 2011). Good luck, Carrie! Go Team Shutter Dove! Carrie’s first […]

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San Francisco’s Second Crowdsourced Poetry Book: Tandem, Volume 2

Is the Lit Slam still a startup? As Tatyana Brown prepares to close out the second season of her publishing experiment, it’s looking more and more like a success. The first “minimum viable product” out the door has sold out. An E-book tied to the Women of the World Poetry Slam racked up over 1,000 […]

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The Power and Peril of Free

We rolled out Alight, our first full-length E-book, one week ago, as a free download for most major platforms. And then our servers crashed. By “our servers crashed,” I really mean that we rapidly exceeded the free download allowance of our web store vendor, which suspended our store. This limit, of 100 downloads per day […]

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New E-book Just in Time for NPS!

Last spring, Tatyana Brown took her Lit Slam brainchild to the 2013 Women of the World Poetry Slam, where the organizers graciously allowed her to poll the audiences at each bout: “Which did you think were the best-written poems of the festival, the poems you’d like to take home with you?” The result is Alight, […]

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Danez Smith Features at the Lit Slam!

To heck with your weekend plans, what are you doing this Monday night? It’s the third Monday, which means it’s time for San Francisco’s newest poetry startup, the Lit Slam. This week, our feature will be Twin-Cities powerhouse Danez Smith.   Danez Smith is a poet, performer, and playwright from St. Paul, MN. Danez, A […]

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