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 Press.
Cost: 48-100 pages
of poetry - $12 per copy, with a minimum order of 50 books = $600.
This charge includes 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.
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
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.