The official weblog of the little-poetry-press-that-could, Plan B Press. Specializing in chapbooks, we have published of over 40 books from authors both local and international.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My Plan B Press New Year's Resolutions (i.e.: Goals for 2009)

Trite, I know, but it's that time of year to be heavy on the lists. Perhaps I'll do a year-end highlight list too. I'm crazy like that.

So, here it goes, my Plan B Press resolutions for 2009, in no particular order.

1) Encourage poets submitting manuscripts to think visually and be creatively daring. Anyone can technically make a chapbook. Let's encourage Katy to use her BFA, folks. It's for your benefit. No one wants to buy an ugly (or even ho-hum) book.
2) Become a full-fledged business. (ya hear me, Steve?)
3) Increase book sales and pump up our publicity machine,...once we find it. I think it's in the couch cushions or something. I haven't seen it for months.
4) Update the blog at LEAST bi-weekly. Daily is a goal, but with two kids, it's not realistic; and this list is long as it is.
5) Get our books in more bookstores. Are there bookstores that still carry chapbooks? Anyone?
6) Organize more readings/events for our authors.
7) Print fewer titles each year, but print more copies and focus on distribution more.
8) Keep the website updated. Add a few more features to make it a place people want to go. Suggestions? Let us know.
9) Regain our original enthusiasm about being publishers. It's easy to get bogged down and frustrated with the daily problems and physical wounds (see finger-cutting). Why did we take on this business? Because we liked it.
10) Move back to Philadelphia. A girl can dream, can't she?

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