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, July 21, 2010

the problem of poetry on e-book format

This is why Plan B Press publishes books; Poetry and ebooks. ebooks may be the wave of the future, but they haven't perfected the presentation of poetry just yet. Good!

Poetry is a niche "market", if you will, and small presses are more dedicated to its presentation than e-book companies because small presses are invested in the art form more, those who profit from e-books treat poetry as "just another text" and it's not. It's possible that in the future, perhaps even the near future, that poetry and visual poetry will be achieved properly in an electronic format, but as of today - As of today, poetry is still best served by publishers like Plan B Press.

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