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Breaking into the Poetry Book Industry: How to Find the Right Publisher

  1. Research potential publishers: Look for publishers that specialize in poetry or have a history of publishing poetry. Look for publishers that have similar styles or themes to your work.

  2. Study the submission guidelines: Each publisher will have their own submission guidelines, so make sure you understand and follow them carefully.

  3. Build a platform: Build a following on social media and have a website or blog to showcase your work. This will make you a more attractive candidate to publishers.

  4. Submit your work to literary magazines and journals: This will help you build a portfolio of published work and gain exposure.

  5. Network with other poets and industry professionals: Attend poetry readings and events, join writing groups, and connect with other poets and industry professionals.

  6. Be patient and persistent: Finding the right publisher can take time, and you may receive many rejections before finding the right fit. Keep submitting your work and don't give up.

  7. Consider Self-publishing: Self-publishing can be a good option if you are unable to find a publisher or want more control over the process. But keep in mind that self-published books may have less distribution than traditionally published books.

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