Ugly Duckling Presse Transforms Into a Digital Swan

In Digital by Amanda DeMarco

*+-Brooklyn indie poetry publisher Ugly Duckling Presse has turned to e-books as a means of re-issuing out-of-print poetry chapbooks, which has doubled readership for the books. By Amanda DeMarco BROOKLYN: At first glance, Ugly Duckling Presse seems like an unlikely candidate to offer e-books. The tiny non-profit publishes mainly poetry, often chapbooks in small hand-made letterpress-printed editions. But Ugly Duckling …

In Praise of the Lowly Chapbook

In Feature Articles by Guest Contributor

*+-Editorial by Bryce Milligan SAN ANTONIO: As a regional publisher whose books range from handmade chapbooks to 600-page works of fiction and history, I have been wondering what will become of the physical book in this brave new digital world. Already my paper-and-ink sales are declining as my ebook sales increase—except for, of all things, the lowly chapbook. I began …

Bonus Material: A Tale of Two Chapbooks

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

*+-By Edward Nawotka As discussed in our lead article today, Bryce Milligan outlines the appeal of chapbooks in an increasingly digital world. These artisanal, often hand-finished books can be pricey, but make for lovely collectibles. By way of illustration, we offer two examples on offer from Milligan’s Wings Press: Donald Hall. Winter Poems from Eagle Pond. Wings Press, 1999 Beginning in …