Here is another quick update regarding the poetry booklet. So far I have 21 definate, and 2 possible poems so it definately looks like I will be able to go ahead with the project
I was thinking, if anyone is unsure about submitting a poem at the moment, you can always submit it as "anonymous" so people don't know who wrote it. Please PM me if you would like to discuss your concerns about one of your poems being used and we can talk it over
If those that have confirmed they want to go ahead with their poems could try to get the 250 word blurb about yourself and photo if you wan't one included over to me asap that would be great, that way I can start formatting the layout of the booklet and get an idea of the costs involved to print it.
My thoughts at the moment is that once I know the total cost to produce the booklet, I will be able to work out a "per poem" submission cost, and that for every poem submitted, I will send each of you a certain amopunt of booklets to sell amongst your own circle of friends and family. this would mean that the more poems you submit, the more you will be contributing to the book, but the more booklets you will have to sell, and the more funds you can raise for the charity
I am hoping that the cost per peom will be no more than Ã‚Â£5.00 and for this I would hope to send you 5 copies of the booklet. So for example, I have written 5 poems, so my contrbution to the costs would be Ã‚Â£25.00 and I would have 25 booklets to sell personally. If you were to sell the booklet for Ã‚Â£5.00 each that means you could raise Ã‚Â£125.00. I will leave it up the the individual to decide whether they want to take their own costs out of the proceeds they pass on the HMSA, therefore if money is tight, you can still feel like you are raising funds, but would not necessarily end up out of pocket yourself
I hope people will be able to see that this is the fairest way to do this so that no-one is too much out of pocket. Please bear in mind that the example I gave is a rough guestimate and until I know exactly how much it will cost to produce the booklet, I cannot say for sure what the "per poem" cost would be.
Bye for now,