A while ago, I said I was going to be assembling poetry albums. I did one. It was…really just okay, but I learned a lot, and then, in trying to learn enough to up my game for the next one, I fell down a rabbit hole that I never fully dug my way out of, and a second album is still sitting half-finished on my laptop.
I’m not going to lie to you: it’s a project I may never get back to.
Still, I have all this poetry, already neatly arranged into album-length groups, and I want to do something with it. I’m still firmly on the side of the aisle that believes poetry as an art form is meant to be HEARD, but making poetry albums takes a lot of time and energy that’s just not proving to be worthwhile when I also have so much else to do, so I had to sit back and reanalyze, and in the end, I decided that it would be infinitely easier to do chapbooks instead of albums. Album versions might become available at some later date, but right now, I only have so many hours in a day, and I have to sacrifice one thing for every other thing I do, and because of that the poetry albums, it turns out, just aren’t a particularly efficient use of my time and energy.
Chapbooks, on the other hand – that’s much easier, and it’s something I can put together reasonably quickly since I’ve already done half the work. Mostly, I just need to do some formatting, minor edits, and design covers.
So, that’s where I’m at at the moment. I’m releasing a series of chapbooks. They’ll be released in pretty quick succession since half the work on them is already done. The first one is already out and available. The second will pop up in the next few days. I’m basically just waiting out processing time at the moment. The third is currently being edited, so will likely be released some time in early August.
Kindle editions are DRM-free. If you buy the e-book, I think you should have the freedom to read it in your preferred e-reader, and I’ve chosen not to enable DRM with that in mind – to make the conversion process as easy for you as I can if you’d rather read it in a different file format.
The kindle edition is also cheaper than the print edition. The print editions have manufacturing costs involved, so I don’t have much pricing flexibility, but there’s no reason an e-book reader should have to pay for the book as if those costs still apply when they don’t, so I’m pricing them out with that in mind. I can make e-books exist more cost effectively than I can make print books exist, and they’re priced accordingly. Fair is fair.
So, that’s where things stand. There will be a good dozen of these things overall. The first you can find on Amazon now if you’re in the US. If you’re overseas, there could be a delay of a few weeks before it appears.