Platinum Poet Tree Series
The Ontario Poetry Society is now offering its members the opportunity
to be considered for a full collection of poems in a perfect bound
book of 48 or more pages. This book will have a colour cover and
24 lb. paper. An I.S.B.N. will be provided and all books will
include a bio page with optional photo from the poet, as well
as a Table of Contents. This series is for members whose work
incorporates imagery and fresh language. All themes and styles
are welcome. It will be published under the Imprint Beret Days
All collections must be submitted in a WORD file.
Colour head shot photos may be sent in a J-Peg.
Cost: 48-100 pages
of poetry - $12 per copy, with a minimum order of 50 books = $600.
These charges include the set-up fee, all taxes and shipping expenses.
The books will retail for $18.
Books of more than 100 pages of poetry will be quoted.
collection require any editing,
additional charges may apply.
One free copy of the collection comes with each first order (not
on re-orders). The Ontario Poetry Society prints additional copies
for libraries, including The National Library of Canada, for a
poetry book reviewer and for T.O.P.S. archives.
Once the book is published, the member can bring their books to
any of T.O.P.S. scheduled events and have a Ten Minute Spotlight
and launch their books and sell them on the breaks between sets.
They will also get a poetry book review in a future issue of Verse
Afire. A fellow member will write the review. The book will also
be featured on T.O.P.S. Book Store and the front cover will be
featured with the ad.
If a member would like to publish a full collection, but their
work does not merit a Platinum Poet Tree Series, they can have
the same offer as mentioned above, but their book will be a Premier
Poet Tree Series. A Life Member will determine which Imprint the
poetry collection merits.
Kindly note that due to the work involved in producing a larger
book, the wait time for your order can take up to six months.