The Haiku Year Chapbook

Cut straight to the chapbook:

haikuyearLast year, just after Thanksgiving, I set out to write a  haiku per day for a year. I called the project Haiku Year. I made it a little more than three months and composed a little over 100 poems.

As I prepare to try the project again, I’ve collected the 105 poems I wrote last time into a little chapbook, along with a few short articles about the project and its poems. This little book, also called Haiku Year, collects every poem from the website, a few bonus haiku from the project, and a few pages of articles about the project. I offer it here for you to (a) buy, as a little pocket-sized paperback book, or (b) to download for free.

Let’s talk a bit about pricing.

The paperback costs eight dollars and change. If you buy the paperback, I get two dollars out of that, and you get a nifty little book. I also get to see that sale tallied up, which is nice.

I’m giving the ebook away, just to get it in front of people. If you download the free ebook, I don’t get any money. I won’t even know that you got it or how many people have chosen to download the thing. Thus, if you do download the book, please consider also leaving a little review on Lulu or a comment here on this post. It’ll help me know if anyone has actually seen it.

If you go so far as the read and enjoy the book, maybe consider dropping a buck or two into my hat via the donation button above. Your donations will help me spring for coffee and trips out of the house, both of which will help me write more and better haiku during the second year of the project. If you choose to donate, thank you in advance.



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  2. Seth, 22. January 2010, 11:10
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    I’ve had this post open as a tab for a long while now and I’m going to purchase the book. Don’t know why I didn’t before.

    Semi-related: do you know of a way to convert documents to the ePub eBook format. Looking to get whatever it is I write to be read on Kindle & nook.

    Hope you’re well.

  3. Will, 27. January 2010, 14:55
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    Thanks for writing, Seth. Good to see you around. Unfortunately, I don’t have a lot of experience yet with ePub — though I’m getting experienced with it gradually through a couple of projects. I know that Amazon’s ePub converter supposedly stumbles a bit when converting certain file formats, and that converting files to HTML for the Kindle by hand is more trouble than it’s worth. I’ll report back when I have tips born of actual experience.

  4. Steve, 3. April 2011, 8:47
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    Thank you for making this project available. I really enjoyed reading it and getting to know you as a poet. Review submitted to Lulu!


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  6. Writezilla (Trackback), 3. April 2011, 13:20

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  7. Will, 3. April 2011, 15:35
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    Hi, Steve. Thanks for taking the time to read Haiku Year and to comment here and at Lulu. I’m delighted that you enjoyed the book and your review made my day. Thanks, really.


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