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  1. Th. Bjornsson
    September 17, 2017 @ 6:19 pm

    Dear sir, this is very interesting. I would like to ask how many pages there are in this booklet? Where does an edition stop being a booklet/chapbook and become a book?
    Best regards from Kopavogur, Iceland

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    • admin
      September 17, 2017 @ 8:45 pm

      The page limit for chapbooks/booklets is mostly determined by the ability to bind everything together in one fold. 40-64 pages would be the upper limits for page count depending on the thickness of the paper you use. There is no strict official definition of what is a chapbook.

      Historically, a chapbook referred to a short inexpensively printed and bound booklet with a paper cover that was sold by an itinerant salesman called a ‘chapman.’

      My first exposure to the idea of a chapbook was a collection of poetry mixed with line-drawings self-published by a friend in college. Back then, chapbooks were an easy and affordable way to get published. Now, most people just make an e-book.

      Andrew

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