The 5th Annual Great Poetry E-bo ok Free-For-All
The fifth Annual Great E-Book-Free-For-AllThe mission of the Poetry Super Highway
is to expose as many people to as many other
people's poetry as possible.
A crazy project in which your poetry e-books will be freely available to all interested humans on Earth for a 24 hour period.
Throughout April we will collect e-books from poets and writers interested in participating.
Then on May 1st, for a 24 hour period, a special website will go live with links to all of the e-books. For 24 hours anyone will be free to download, for free, as many of these e-books as they like...a poetry e-book free-for-all.
To participate, read all of the guidelines below and then click on our Online Submission form. That's it. It's simple. By doing so, your e-book will be included.
The E-Book has to be written by you.
E-books should be in PDF Format for universal compatibility with anyone's computer.
If you have an e-book in Microsoft Word or another format, please convert it to PDF. One way to do this (if you don't know how) is to visit the website http://www.pdfonline.com/doc2pdf/. From there you will be allowed to select the file on your computer which will uploaded and e-mailed back to you in PDF format.
When creating your e-book file, please keep it smaller than 1 megabyte.
Once you've created your e-book (not before), click on our Online Submission Form to join in!
Do not fill out the form and then e-mail us your e-book later. Please fill out the form and use it to upload your e-book to us.
We are not accepting e-books or submissions by e-mail. The only way to join in is by clicking on the Online Submission Form below.
On May 1 at Midnight (the evening of April 30), we will distribute a special e-mail letting people know the location of the web page with links to all of the e-book files. People will be free to download any or all of the titles and your poetry will be freely, electronically, travelling all over the world. This web page will go off line 24 hours later at Midnight on May 2nd.
We will also list your e-book and description on this web page along with the link to your website for all to see.
When it's over, we'll produce a list of how many copies of each book were downloaded for no reason other than you may find it interesting.
To submit your book, please go to our
ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM
..Frequently Asked Questions
Why are you doing this?
To expose as many people to as many other people's poetry as possible.
Why isn't this a one-one exchange like the Great Poetry Exchange?
The immediate accessibility of the internet, and zero costs for producing e-books makes this a much more attractive opportunity for an immediate larger audience for your books. We don't want to limit your potential readers to other producers of e-books, nor to one other person.
Why does the e-book have to be written by me?
Unlike the Great Poetry Exchange, were one can participate by pledging to send a book by someone else or an anthology they've edited, since e-books are not purchased physical entities, and because they will be available in unlimited quantities during the 24 hour period on May 1st, only you have the rights to your poetry. You can't authorize the free distribution of someone else's poetry, the rights of which you don't own, to the world.
This sounds cool but I don't have an e-book.
That's not really a question, but anyway, why not make one? Do some basic design and layout of your poems in your favorite word processing program. Make a title page. Design a nice cover. Use any pictures you want. Turn it into an PDF. You've got an e-book. There's no time like the present. Maybe you'll take it to print later?
I participated last year and I want to submit the same book, can you just use the file and info you have already?
This creates more work for us and is a little more difficult for us to manage. It would really help out if you could click on the Online Submission Form so we can have everything in the same place, we'd appreciate it.
I'm concerned about my book being free for everyone on the planet.
Also not a question but we understand. Maybe this isn't for you. Maybe you sell e-books on your website and don't want to give unlimited copies of one away over a 24 hour period. Hey, it's cool.
Are these really frequently asked questions?
Actually no, all these were written before we received any questions, imagining what some of the questions might be.