Canadian Federation of Poets Newsletter
Keeping you informed March 22, 2007

In This Issue

Welcome New Members

Poetry Canada Latest

Feature Book

Amazon Bestseller Tips

CFP Events

Anthology Editor Call

Contests & Calls

Amazon Leap

Spread the Word!


Be sure to introduce yourself in the Federation online forums, and check out the member biography section to find out more about each.

New Members:
  • Susan Tearoe - Greenwood, BC
  • Alvin Ens - Abbostford, BC
  • Mel Sarnese - Toronto, ON
  • Maybelle Style - Richmond Hill, ON
  • David Wilson, Creemore, ON
  • Hope West - North Vancouver, BC
  • Pia Kerber - Calgary, AB
  • Cate Mac Neil - Peterborough, ON
  • Peter Andrewes - Halifax, NS
  • Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean
    C.C, C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
    Governor General of Canada

    Lynn Tait
  • Norma West Linder
  • Stella Kuiper
  • Amir Hasham
  • Wei Yin

    Check out this month's feature poet Stephen Gill..


    Get your copy of this limited edition version that is the "Final Issue" from Editor Tracy Repchuk.

    This edition includes:
    - a farewell note from the Editor
    - bio and poetry from incoming Editor
      R.D. Roy
    - Way to Happiness Winner Kathleen
    - Rhyming Poetry Winner Elizabeth
    - "5 Winning Ways to Impress an 
       Editor" by Donna Thompson
    -  Poetry from around the world

    Get your copy of this classic issue, which previews the hottest covers Poetry Canada had.

    Poetry Canada is now available for only $9.95 USD in PDF format, for a full year. Get all the great information from 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 - for one LOW PRICE! ORDER TODAY and get started right away!

    Get your copy today!
    Poetry Canada Magazine

    Check out the current contests:

  • NEW! Tribute to Friendship Contest

  • Rhyming Poetry; where the winner of each will appear in Poetry Canada magazine and get a free copy! Call now open.

  • Stellar Showcase Journal

    We promote FREE contests, if you have one, let us know and we'll let everyone else know.

  • Federation of Poets

    Proudly display the CFP logo on your site, and let us know, and you'll be  automatically entered into a contest where you can win a free ad in Poetry Canada.  Link to:

    Winner will be announced December 31st.  Help poetry, and yourself - it's a win, win!


    Sign up NOW to pre-order your copy of this amazing book on April 13, 2007, completely at my risk for only $17.95.

    Read it and try it out for yourself, and if you are not more than thrilled with the information for any reason I insist that you ask for your money back. There’ll be no questions… just send it back to Amazon and the Free Bonus Gifts are yours to keep.

    Over $625 in free bonus gifts!
    I have just tripled the bonus offer.

    With too many benefits to list, this book will help you make money on the Internet, market your own book, and get closer to your dreams.

    Find out more at:



    Betty Dobson of Halifax, Nova Scotia who has taken on the position of Calendar Coordinator!

    If you are a CFP member, this is a great way to promote your book launches, appearances, and check out contest calls and events.

    If you are a CFP member, or a CFP Affiliate Organization feel free to submit your events to us. It is a great way to easily increase attendance. Send your information to: Calendar Coordinator: Betty Dobson


    Canadian Federation of Poets
    2431 Cyprus Avenue
    Burlington, ON L7P 1G5

    The Anthology Editor Cycle is almost complete - I just need 3 more: someone that can face the concept of marriage (the good, the bad, the ugly, the start, the middle, the end), seasons (fall, winter, spring, autumn, summer, solstice, the various positions of moon, and sun, and the celestial forms that occur and Sports (someone that loves a good game).

    31 Days to Millionaire Marketing Miracles is coming along wonderfully and I have lots of people contacting me to see if they can get a copy right now - and this is fantastic, and much appreciated.  It will be available April 13th, and remember to go to to pre-register and qualify for over $625 worth of free bonus items just for buying on that day.  Yes I raised the free bonus offer for you, and am providing you with some great information, in addition to a 31-day plan to getting your book on the Internet and sky-rocketing your sales.
        $17.95 will get you $625 worth of Free gifts.

    Tracy Lynn Repchuk
    President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets



    Most Editor positions have been filled - I am just waiting for 3 more, and then we can start to get the system in place to handle the incoming poetry submissions.  Check out your team so far.

    The Poetry of (TM) ....

    Travel- Editor: Lynn Tait
    Birth - Editor: Christina Cowling
    Relationships - Editor: Mel Sarnese
    Love - Editor: Bunny Iskov
    Children - Rebecca Cuevas De Caissie
    Food - Editor: Laura Murray
    Peace - Editor: Stephen Gill

    This will be a world wide call. 

    So start to organize the poetry you have in those categories, and wait.  The call will be put out once everything is in place.   Tell your FRIENDS to subscribe to the ezine now!

    This is how we will be making the announcements, along with a press release to 40,000 different types of medias. 

    The new subscription system is ready for new ezine subscribers.  If you are a current ezine subscriber, have no worries, you will be ported over automatically.    

    If you aren't a CFP member, the time to join has never been better.  With Federations around the world now, this call will help to make us one of the fastest growing poetry organizations in Canada.

    These will be sold exclusively on Amazon with the biggest one-day launch for each one ever coordinated for a poetry book release. 

    We're about to put poetry back on the map!

    PS - If you would like to be involved in this project as an Editor for one of the editions, please email me ASAP.

    Check out all of the CFP member benefits and become a part of the CFP family for a full year of poetry fun, and a free bonus subscription to Poetry Canada magazine.


    Journey through
    my soul

    by Lucia Gorea

    Journey Through My Soul is a collection of love and mystical poems that reflect my continual search for emotional and spiritual truth, a search for sublime and perfection. This collection is an incursion onto the many paths of the unknown that invites to meditation and contemplation. It is my tireless journey onto the avenue of human existence. These verses transcend times and life to penetrate into the depths of my soul, posing many questions that long for answers. They are the music of my soul.

           US$18.00 - Purchase your copy today!
                   (includes shipping and handling)

    Advertise your book here for just $25 or $10 if you are a CFP member, or get a free book announce here with every 4 week
    Feature Book reservation.

  • Sunday March 25th, 2007 - 2pm
    Burlington BAC Federation
    Contact: George Arnold
    Burtlington Art Centre
    1333 Lakeshore Rd. Burlington, ON

    Poetic response to the current exhibition "Moves".  If you have never been to a gallery event, make the effort.  The combination of art and poetry is inspiring.  Listen to the artist and poets in an enjoyable afternoon of breathtaking beauty.

  • Wednesday April 11th, 2007 - 7pm
    Halifax Federation of Poets
    Mollyz Diner
    2104 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS
    Every third Wednesday of each month
    contact Betty Dobson or Donelda Kent
    at or

    Thursday March 29, 2007 - 7pm
    New Brunswick Federation

    Pizza Delight
    9362 Main St. Richibucto, NB
    Contact: Rebecca Cuevas De Caissie
    Admission: Free
    Open mic event where poets and performers can get together and share both poetry and short stories.


  • Durham Region Federation of Poets
    contact Stella Ducker at


  • Penticton, BC Federation of Poets
    contact Donna Thompson at:

  • Calgary, Alberta Federation of Poets
    contact Wei Yin at:

    NEW** India Federation of Poets

    contact Nikhil Parekh at:

    Check out all of our happenings or get complete details on the above events from our
    online Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean
    C.C, C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
    Governor General of Canad

  • Check out all the details on the calendar


    I just completed interviewing Jason Oman, #1 International Bestselling author of "Conversations with Millionaires" and he shared the top 4 tips to making your book a bestseller.  From his interview I reviewed even my own book and changed the back cover and the table of contents.   This just touches on what he said as the audio interview which is included for free with the purchase of the book has it all.  This interview alone is worth the price of the book for anyone who wants their book to sell more.

    Top 4 issues with most books

    I had probably heard these before but for some reason I think I was really ready to not only hear them this time, but redesign my current book to make sure there was no room for excuses for why someone didn't pick up my book.

    The 4 keys to successful design are:

    Attention - You have 8 seconds.  This is the front cover.  The title should be huge and can be read from across the room.  It should pull the person in, make them wonder what that means and how they can have that.  This includes a subtitle which explains in a little bit more detail what this book will give them.  Many people do an okay job with the front cover, but the next 2 elements are completely neglected.

    Interest - Once you have gained their attention with the front cover, you need to focus on the back.  This should not be a bio about you, or why you wrote the book, or what the book is about.  This is a sales pitch as to what this book will do for them.  The benefits, the 'what's in it for me' issue.  Why should they spend the money? You need to tell them right here.  You need to appeal to their emotions.

    Desire - If you have their interest, they will now move to the inside, the table of contents to see if what the book has creates enough of a desire within them to spend the money.  Your table of contents is more than just your poem titles - your poem titles need to dig deep and translate back to create a magnetic pull in your table of contents.  Think marketing when you title your poems and you'll also help your poetry translate better.  Poetry is communication, so lets be more descriptive and less mysterious.
    Action - If you do the first three you'll get the desired action which is they can't put your book down, they need to buy your book because it speaks to them, and they buy it.

    At this point it doesn't even matter yet what the book has in it.  You do these right and at a book fair or book store they will pick it up and not be able to put it down.  Providing you do one more step and that is price it correctly.  Not cheaply, correctly.  Whatever books of this nature sell for, price them the same.  Check out the top 5 books on Amazon that are similar to yours in your genre, and price them similarly.  When the desire is there, they will buy.  You have to build all of that for them. 

    When I get a chance I will post my own 'before' and 'after' pictures and content changes, and you too will see when you apply this it makes a huge difference.

    If you are a CFP member with exciting news, let us know.  Send an email with the news in it, and a subject line of CFP Member News.

    Canadian Federation of Poets