I know there are people that compile and publish their song lyrics so that there's a good, solid copyright on them.
Does anyone publish their song lyrics as lyric poetry, though? (This is in Shameless Self-Promotion specifically so folks can link to their stuff.)
I'm thinking of doing this and toying with ideas. I'm starting with my FAWM 2017 "Not Crapcapella" stuff, and it's showing some issues that arise between the two mediums. In my "Reflections" song, I reversed the first half of the song for the second half of the song, but reading English backwards is no fun so I've reversed the word order and also corrected word-forms for the poem version. But, there's also the possibility that I'll need to add explicit words for what was handled by reverb in some of the songs, too. In any case, since many of my songs are improvised, the poem version can/will be revised as-needed.
Does anyone else do this with their lyrics?
It's particularly interesting to me, as I have hundreds more lyrics than I have demos.
If folks do this or folks read these sorts of things, what form is preferred? Like a chapbook for 14 poems? An ebook with 250? Paper or digital?
I'm kind of leaning toward e-chapbooks for each themed album, then bundled releases. I'll probably never bundle more than 14 chapbooks together (196 poems), though I could definitely bundle fewer.
I'm also thinking of pricing them like Chuck Tingler's work. Individual chapbooks would be $2.99 USD with bundles costing more.