A Gathering of the Leaves: Self-Publishing with Ingram Spark (part 4/wrap-up)

In this series, I've brought you with me as I figure out how to get our poetry collection, A Gathering of the Leaves, ready for self-publication. Part 1 covered content, part 2 covered formatting the print book and images, and part 3 covered the ebook and uploading to Ingram Spark. This post is a wrap-up…

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A Gathering of the Leaves: Self-Publishing with Ingram Spark (part 3)

In parts 1 and 2 of this series, I narrate how we arrived at the content and formatting of the print book, respectively. This time, we are tackling the infamous ebook, uploading to Ingram Spark, and customer service. This is going to get nitty and gritty, so buckle up. See the final product here! Converting…

Found Poems

If you have ever absentmindedly re-arranged some word magnets on your neighbor's fridge, you have already created a "found poem". These exercises are a great way to encourage creativity under constraints. In brief, a found poem is a poem that consists entirely of words already present in another source. You are "finding" (or creating) another…