How to format, publish and market a book of poetry

This post is about formatting books of poetry for print and ebook.

You can start with the templates from DIYbookformats or just open a new document; but I strongly encourage you to watch the 3rd video and learn how you can make your poetry book go viral with amazing typography and full page images.

Getting started


Word formatting basics for poetry


Making it awesome with Wordswag or Canva

About The Author

Derek Murphy

I'm a location independent book designer (and book marketing genius) working on my PhD in Literature and shopping for a castle to use as a writer's paradise. I write non-fiction and YA.

1 Comment

  • Diana Fowler

    Reply Reply December 11, 2016

    Hello Derek,
    I am currently putting together my poetry for e book format. I have watched your videos above and found them very resourceful. I was already going to use images in my book, I take a lot of pictures of clouds and I was going to use them. My question is, can I use the image as a washed out watermark in word for the entire background of the page?

    Thank you for your time,
    Diana Fowler

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