Is $0.99 the Fair Price for a Poem?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka As discussed in our lead article today, PoetrySpeaks.com is a place for poets to gather online, for readers to browse new work, and a place for poets to make a little money for their effort. The site allows poets to sell individual poems much the same way a band might offer a single for sale on iTunes, …

Can Poetry Turn a Profit Online?

In Digital by Guest Contributor

By Mark Garcia-Prats Even for a poetry lover, PoetrySpeaks.com (PS) can be overwhelming. The site features poetry blogs, weekly highlighted poets, and — perhaps of most importance — a fully-searchable archive of poems (available to purchase in both text and audio format). There’s also a poetry book store and a forum to post and view video of poetry performances. The …

Come for the books, stay for the…

In Discussion by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox Last week, the Penguin Group (USA) launched its online network, called “From the Publisher’s Office,” featuring episodic online series, audio series, and excerpts from popular books. While it is billed as a way to get readers to better connect with their favorite authors, it’s also a way to create an online world in which readers will …