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 …