A chapbook is a small collection of poetry that often centers on a specific theme. Poets publish chapbooks instead of full-length books of poetry for a number of reasons, but perhaps the most common is that chapbooks are more cost efficient to produce. In fact, most poets self-publish or take the DIY approach and print their chapbooks themselves. As difficult as it is to sell fiction to a publisher, it’s even harder to sell poetry. Producing a chapbook is an excellent way to give readers a sampling of your writing.