We love our physical media. Chapbooks are the vinyl of literature. That we can print books on acid free paper, bound with waxed thread (in lieu of staples that will eventually rust) wrapped in thick covers that protect the more delicate pages allows us to make objects that unlike the vast majority of the original chapbooks will have a chance at lasting hundreds of years in physical form. I think if a publisher believes in a work strongly enough to bring a book to form they should take aims to produce an object that the readership will want to protect and preserve.
-from Chapbook Festival Notes by Andrew Kenower, presenter at the “Nuts and Bolts for Publishers” workshop
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