Open Submission $20.00
You wll be contacted if your manuscript is accepted.
1. If accepted your costs:
Cost of 20 copies of your chapbook: $18.00. Postage: $5.00 = Total $23.00
If you sell 20 books at $10 each, you could earn $167 (after the $23 cost). Break-even would be 3 sold copies)
Cost of 30 copies: $27.00. Postage: $6.00= total $33.00
If you sold 30 books at $10 each, you could earn $267 (after fees). Break-even would be 4 sold copies)
2. How is this different than Vanity Press, or Print On Demand?
Vanity press will print anything, and there are some Print On Demand (POD) presses that will print anything. Some POD publishers are legitimate.
As an internationally published writer and experienced editor,I will only print poetry chapbooks that I think are well written. I will make suggestions for editing. Some POD publishers do offer one or the other service, but they charge more and you may not know who is assessing your work.
I keep your reading fee, and so do all POD. The difference is I will be careful to publish quality work.
I am not in the market to sell anything other than the service. I do no run an on-line bookstore.
I will not keep copies to sell. All copies will belong to you to sell and distribute them. You keep whatever profit. You have a low break-even figure, which means you can sell some less than $10.
4. What else is unique about the press?
The prize winning books are hand-sewn. The alternative submissions may be stapled. This is why the low number of copies I publish. Thie hand sewing is labor intensive, but it treats the book as an art object, or an object of love.
I might suggest corrections to submitted work.
By numbering a limited edition (eg; 1 0f 30) it makes your chapbook a collector's item when you sign them.
I will only copyright books. There are not enough copies with a chapbook to justify an ISBN.
I have published over10 chapbooks and 2 full length books. I have been nominated for 5 Pushcart and 2 Best of the Net Awards.
(See my page about my chapbooks for sale)