No Tell Books

About No Tell Books

No Tell Books is not publishing new titles at this time

No Tell Books, LLC is an independent press specializing in poetry. It was founded in 2006 by Reb Livingston, publisher and editor.

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All No Tell Books titles are printed by and available for purchase on Lulu, a print-on-demand service. Longer poetry collections and anthologies (48 pages or more) are also distributed through Ingram, listed in Books in Print and available through online retailers such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Powell's. They can also be ordered at most bookstores.

Bookstores interested in selling No Tell Books titles can order them through Ingram or through Reb -

Stores carrying No Tell Books:

Bridge Street Books, 2814 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC
Central Connecticut University Bookstore, 105 Ella Grasso Boulevard, New Britain, CT
Clayton & Co. Fine Books, 317 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD
Druid Hills Bookstore, 1401 Oxford Rd., Atlanta, GA
Horizon Books, 243 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI
Labryrinth Books, 290 York Street, New Haven, CT
Open Books: A Poem Emporium, 2414 N. 45th St., Seattle, WA
Pegasus Books - Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA
Unnameable Books, 456 Bergen St., Brooklyn, NY
The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD
Woodland Pattern Book Center, 720 E. Locust St., Milwaukee, WI
The Yale Bookstore, 77 Broadway, New Haven, CT

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No Tell Books does not accept unsolicited manuscript submissions. Why? Because it's a one-woman show and that one woman does not have the resources to keep up with a manuscript slush pile. The solicited pile is more than enough reading.

No Tell Books solicits manuscripts from a small percentage of poets whose work appears in its kissing-cousin publication, No Tell Motel and The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel anthology series. Submitting to those publications (when their reading periods are open) is the way to get a sample of your work to the editor. If she's interested in seeing a full-length manuscript and has book slots available, she will contact you.

No Tell Books does not run book contests or charge reading fees. No Tell Books does not earn money on anyone's desire to be published. Nor does it receive grants, government funding or donations.

No Tell Books earns money by selling books.

Selling really kick-ass poetry books.

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