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Poem of the Week: “Clotho” by Caitríona O’Reilly

Poem of the Week: “Clotho” by Caitríona O’Reilly

It’s publication week for Caitríona O’Reilly’s new volume Geis (available now in print, iBook, and Kindle editions). This week’s featured poem is a sneak peek into this wonderful book. For more on O’Reilly’s inspiration, writing process, and more, check out our Q&A with the poet. Happy reading, poetry lovers! Clotho after Camille Claudel And in the end it was…

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5 things we're looking forward to in 2015

Though it may look like we’re late to the “Top 10 list” train that hits at the end of each year, we thought it might be nice to look forward rather than back. Here are a few things we’re looking forward to this year: 1. Yeats turns 150! 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of W.B. Yeats’s…

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Here's how you feel about e-books

Happy New Year, poetry readers! We had a busy holiday season, and we’re looking forward to what 2015 may bring. Right away, we’re preparing to attend the Digital Book World conference in New York next week to learn more about how we can continue to adapt to an increasingly digital publishing climate. With that priority in mind, we conducted…

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The Question of E-Publishing

The Question of E-Publishing

Over the past few weeks, our press has been researching new and (for us) largely unexplored markets. Like many publishers, we want to jump into the e-book game and start selling our content on numerous market places for nearly all devices. We do sell a few books in .pdf form via our Wake Forest University…

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Speaking Out for the Small Press

Speaking Out for the Small Press

Publishing is a constantly changing industry. Every day, new ideas rise out of companies, expertly crafted to improve customer experience, to make book buying simpler. New technology is pushed to the forefront and heralded as the future of publishing; soon, as it is prophecized over and over, all publishers will be using ebooks and turning…

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A Storm of Hope

Today, the Press is a bit chaotic. With Candide having just returned from the second stop of the poetry tour in Chicago, there’s no shortage on tasks that need to accomplished–orders to be sent, missing keys to be found, books to be gotten out of storage, etc. These are my favorite days in the press,…

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Getting Down on Friday

It’s finally Friday, a day to relax and celebrate the weekend. Not at the Press. Today we are scheduled to send out our first newsletter of the year. Way easier said than done.  As none of us are computer science majors, dealing with Publisher and other programs is not a fun time. A task that…

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A Technological Struggle

Today I read several articles on poetry presses’ struggle to convert to e-books. Publishers have found that in the conversion process lines get broken up, stanza spaces are ignored, and commas get lost. Considering poetry is built around commas and spaces, these are fatal mistakes. Without a solution to these problems, many presses are simply…

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A 21st Century War

A war has been raging. You’ve seen it on TV, in your hometowns, and you’re probably a direct contributor to one side. I’m talking about the epic battle between e-readers and paper books. I’ve recently read a couple articles, one in the NY Times, one in the Chicago Tribune, and a few more, defending one…

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Storing “Stuff” in the Cloud

Storing “Stuff” in the Cloud

Amazon announced today a new service for customers called the “Cloud Drive” and “Cloud Player.” MP3 purchasers can now have 5 GB of free storage online and can download this music to a multitude of devices, as long as they have a web browser. This way, we don’t have to use up our own storage…

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Embracing the Digital Age

Sure, we’re situated in a bomb shelter. Sure, we only publish a specific, small sector of the literary market. Sure, we focus on Irish poetry. But that doesn’t mean that we’re immune the the new age of digital publication. We’re in the process of sifting through the mounds of new information on the rapidly-approaching digital…

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Favorite Customers: Gene

Favorite Customers: Gene

This morning, all of the interns got together with Candide to hear her report from the Tools of Change conference in New York last week. What she had to say about the status of e-technology and e-books was exciting, but also left us all in a state of panic. How can we ever keep up…

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Changing weather, changing times

Still looks a bit like winter, but it feels like spring! The weather is beginning to warm up outside, which makes it hard for us interns to be content sitting in our little bomb shelter in the basement (as much as we love it here)! I love winter, but I always look forward to seeing…

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E-Poetry Research

E-Poetry Research

My first task as a Wake Forest University Press intern was to venture into the realm of electronic books and determine what kind of effect this giant new trend would have on our tiny traditional press. I did a little research, checking out online bookstores to see which offered e-books, who published those e-books they…

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