Introducing the Yellow Buick Review

This looks set to develop into an extremely useful resource for publishing poetry eBooks…

The Yellow Buick Review

As we close the books on another National Poetry Month, why do so many poetry E-books read as if they’re stuck in 2008?

For years, Bicycle Comics published PDFs with big font sizes and told people these were E-books. And they were, but only kind of. So in August 2013, we got serious about E-books. We Googled far and wide for formatting advice. Most of it was prose-related. Much of it was outdated or wrong. None of it talked about formatting whole books of poetry, just single poems. Figuring out how to code an anthology took hours and hours of paintstaking, frustrating work, and we’re a publishing company! Our staff has something like 13 years of combined production experience at “Big Five” publishers. But it was so hard, that first E-book, that we almost gave up and went back to PDFs.

Fortunately, our hard work paid off.

As soon as…

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