NOTICE: Chapbook production is
WORDRUNNER CHAPBOOKS is a start-to-finish small press service
designing, printing and binding affordable, quality booklets of
16 to 64 pages, suitable for poetry, short stories or essays, recipe collections,
family histories, memoirs, or childrens stories.
Chapbooks are slender booklets, half the size of a standard sheet of
paper (or 8½ x 5½ inches); the covers are stapled twice at the
The books are printed in editions of 100 copies maximum. However,
authors may order reprints or alternately opt for a larger off-set
Inside pages for these limited editions are original high resolution
laser prints, typeset either from authors manuscript or disk. (Note
that authors who supply a file on disk or via e-mail qualify for the basic
For more information on printing and binding see chapbook specifications
on the production details page.
Ideas for distributing books are found on the marketing
Perfect-binding should be considered for books 64 pages
and above. Find out about perfect bounds here.
Want to Do It All Yourself?
Click here for a do-it-yourself guide to
producing chapbooks. Some marketing tips are included.
|What are Chapbooks?
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, chapbook
is a modern name applied by book collectors and others to
... the popular literature ... formerly circulated by itinerant
dealers or chapmen, consisting chiefly of small pamphlets of popular
tales, ballads, tracts, etc. The word chapman has medieval
roots and is related to the German word for merchant, Kaufmann.