Peotry chapbooks are a great and cheap way to get your name out into the publishing world while building a foundation for a flourishing career as a poet! If you’re a poet at the start of your career, here are five reasons why you should publish a chapbook.
A proof is a preview of your book. It’s the best way of knowing what a book is going to look like before a full order of books arrive on your doorstep. Proofs put you in the driver’s seat of your book printing experience; they allow you to see a preview of the book and make any changes necessary before production begins.
Don Trosper is the Public History Manager at the historic Schmidt House in the heart of Tumwater, Washington, a stone’s throw from our shop. When Don first came to us with the idea of printing true stories from Tumwater’s history, I knew it was a book I wanted to read. Watching this book come together from concept to print run has been an exciting journey, so I asked Don to share a little of his perspective with us.
Most softcover and hardcover books are bound using an adhesive glue. Spiral bound books, on the other hand, have series of small holes punched into the left-hand side of their pages. A coil is fed through these holes to form the binding. Most spiral coils are made from plastic, but some are bound with a metal coil called Wire-O. Wire-O offers the same level of flexibility with an added touch of sophistication.
Every year, thousands of people participate in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and challenge themselves to write 50,000 words during the month of November. It sounds crazy, but you’ve likely seen the books that came out of this challenge in your local bookstore.
fight against cancer. After she was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Pam decided to participate in a clinical trial rather than standard treatment. We recently asked her about her writing and printing experience