What is a chapbook?
According to Wikipedia, a chapbook is "a generic term to cover a particular genre of pocket-sized booklet, popular from the sixteenth through to the later part of the nineteenth century. No exact definition can be applied. Chapbook can mean anything that would have formed part of the stock of chapmen, a variety of peddler. The word chapman probably comes from the Anglo-Saxon word for barter, buy and sell. The term chapbook was formalised by bibliophiles of the nineteenth century, as a variety of ephemera (disposable printed material.) It includes many kinds of printed material, such as pamphlets, political and religious tracts, nursery rhymes, poetry, folk tales, children's literature and almanacs."
So that's what a chapbook is!
Incidentally, I'm working on one right now!
It's called "The Loneliest Profession In The World" and collects about 20 poems I've written since October last year up until just a few days ago.
As you can see, no fancy InDesign or Adobe Illustrator for me. I designed the whole thing in Microsoft Word! Ha ha ha...
Will update more when it's all done. :-)