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Why ‘Pay what you like?’

The poems arrived with me feeling like they needed to be shared so putting a price tag on them didn’t feel appropriate. The poems themselves, as you find them here, are free to share as you like and I've attached a Creative Commons license to them to ensure that they stay freely available for all but commercial use.

I make the books as gifts, and in the true tradition of gifts, want to allow a way for those receiving the gifts to reciprocate, as they see fit, and in a way that is possible for them right now. Hence, pay what you like. What you offer helps to support me and makes it possible for me to afford the materials and to prioritise the time to keep making the books.

I don’t know how much to pay – help!

Well, you could think of something that reflects the work of making each set of books: buying the materials – card, paper, thread, ink, ribbon, the time taken to print the pages, fold each page and cover by hand, lovingly stitch the pages into the covers, wrap them up in a ribbon, put the set into a recycled envelope, take it to my local post office, put a stamp on it and send it off on its journey to you.

Or you could come back to thinking of the books as a gift you’re going to receive, and see whether you feel moved to offer a gift in return, something which honours what you have received and the spirit in which it was offered. Whatever feels right for you right now…

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