|My first ever chapbook, ENTER.|
On April 1, I read a few poems from the collection during the reception for the Blue Ridge Writers Conference. As a National Featured Poet, I'll be reading some more from the collection at the Austin International Poetry Festival, which is where I'll be driving all day tomorrow.
Reese said he likes the cover the best, but I hope most people enjoy the poems more. I think the collection offers a good mix of poems--most of which have found publication in print and online publications.
The collection itself is offered as a limited first edition printing of 101 copies of which a little more than 60 are already claimed. The cost is $10 and includes shipping. Plus, I'm signing all copies I send out. If you're interested in purchasing a copy yourself, send me an e-mail at email@example.com with the subject line: Interested in Your Chapbook
|Copies of ENTER that are ready to send.|
To tell you the truth, this whole chapbook experience feels a little like my writing and publishing is coming full circle. When I was first interested in writing in high school, I self-published a little literary fanzine called Faulty Mindbomb that consisted of poems (by myself and other students), music reviews (from the all ages shows in Dayton and Cincinnati), comics, and other weird stuff. There's something that's just inherently fun about making little booklets to share with others. Hopefully, my readers will agree.
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- Dan Poynter's Self-Publishing Manual, by Dan Poynter
- The Fine Print of Self-Publishing, by Mark Levine
- Aiming at Amazon: The NEW Business of Self Publishing, or How to Publish Your Books With Print on Demand and Online Book Marketing on Amazon.com, by Aaron Shepard
- The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing, by Marilyn Ross and Sue Collier