Annette Spaulding-Convy & I have spent the last year editing this eBook anthology of poetry from some of the most incredible poets writing today and on December 28th, it became available for sale on Amazon.com
What: Fire On Her Tongue: An eBook Anthology of Contemporary Women's Poetry
(Two Sylvias Press, 2012)
A 460-page eBook anthology of poems by women poets writing today.
It is the FIRST eBook anthology of contemporary women poets and features over 70 women poets writing today.
Why: Annette and I both purchased eReaders and were discouraged by how few poets were represented on this technology.
Where: Currently available as an eBook on Amazon.com (for your Kindle), Barnes & Noble (for your Nook), iBooks and coming soon to IndieBound.org, eBooks.com, Powell's, Sony Reader Store and many other eBook outlets.
It will also be available in PDF form at Two Sylvias Press (twosylviaspress.com) later today.
Who: Poets featured in this anthology--
Kim Addonizio, Deborah Ager, Ivy Alvarez, Nin Andrews, Elizabeth Aoki, Elizabeth Austen,
Lana Hechtman Ayers, Dorothy Barresi, Judith Barrington, Mary Biddinger, Elizabeth Bradfield,
Ronda Broatch, Gloria Burgess, Jill Crammond, Barbara Crooker, Rachel Dacus,
Madeline DeFrees, Susan Elbe, Patricia Fargnoli, Annie Finch, Kathleen Flenniken,
Rachel Contreni Flynn, Rebecca Foust, Suzanne Frischkorn, Jeannine Hall Gailey,
Maya Ganesan, Arielle Greenberg, Kate Greenstreet, Lola Haskins, Eloise Klein Healy,
Jane Hirshfield, Erin Coughlin Hollowell, Anna Maria Hong, Holly Hughes,
Ann Batchelor Hursey, Luisa A. Igloria, Jill McCabe Johnson, Tina Kelley, Janet Norman Knox,
Keetje Kuipers, Dorianne Laux, Jenifer Browne Lawrence, Kate Lebo, Carol Levin,
Rebecca Loudon, Erin Malone, Marjorie Manwaring, Frances McCue, Aimee Nezhukumatathil,
January Gill O’Neil, Alicia Ostriker, Nancy Pagh, Alison Pelegrin, Susan Rich, Rachel Rose,
Natasha Sajé, Peggy Shumaker, Martha Silano, Judith Skillman, Patricia Smith, Ann Spiers,
A.E. Stallings, Joannie Kervran Stangeland, Marilyn L. Taylor, Molly Tenenbaum,
Ann Tweedy, Nance Van Winckel, Katrina Vandenberg, Sarah Vap, Kary Wayson,
Katharine Whitcomb, Wendy Wisner, Rachel Zucker.
And the best part of this anthology besides the most incredible poets involved, is that all of this amazing talent and 460 pages of poems can be yours for $7.99 (no kidding).
One thing Annette & I wanted to do was to bring poetry to a larger audience, so we priced it lower than what we believe it's worth. We want more people to know about these poets and to read their poems. We wanted this anthology on every eReader, so we priced it not so we could vacation in the French Riviera, but so we could cover costs.
It was truly a fulfilling and challenge project. We have learned so much about eBook production. We worked with PublishGreen.com to help with the challenges that come with formatting poems and they were absolutely incredible, professional, and really helped us so much with this first project (I would highly recommend them if you choose to publish your own eBook as they work with individual authors as well.)
I know I'll be blogging more about this, but I wanted you to know that it's here.
I'll also post when it's available by PDF as we've learned the #1 eReader in America is the laptop!