Chapbooks Online: electronic chapbooks by self-publishing authors
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Why publish with Chapbooks Online?

  • Online chapbooks are inexpensive and attractive web pages that can potentially reach many more readers than do limited print editions.
  • No registration is required nor are there technical hoops to jump through; all you have to do is email the text.
  • The chapbooks will remain online indefinitely until you want them to be removed. You may also have a copy of the files. You own the book.
  • Online chapbooks are easy for readers to access. Nothing needs to be downloaded.
  • Online chapbooks are art-quality webpages. There is no advertising to clutter the pages, nor is the site interactive. The books stand on their own.
  • Some authors publish both in print and online. The online chapbook can whet the interest of readers in your work that is for sale.

Please visit the author’s section of Chapbooks Online.

Writers with chapbook length work ready to publish do have other options. See Resources for Writers.




What are chapbooks?

Chapbooks are small, inexpensive booklets produced from the 17th century until today, originally sold for pennies in the streets by “chapmen” or peddlers.

Featured chapbook:

Flamenco at the Thirsty Bear. Jim Gunshinan