Since 1982, dba Wordrunner, Jo-Anne Rosen has served the small business, academic, health care, human services, literary and performing arts communities as well as nonprofit and governmental agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area and far beyond. Beginning in 2023, Wordrunner Press will be publishing a few select volumes of poetry and fiction.
She has prepared books, manuals and newsletters for publication for over 30 years, with a focus on perfect bound books (trade paperbacks) for small presses and self-publishing authors. For information about self-publishing a trade paperback, go to www.wordrunner.com/publish. A list of books in print designed and formatted by Wordrunner Press may be found here.
Wordrunner Chapbooks, a home-office press, where saddle-stapled booklets were designed and printed in limited editions (50 to 100 copies per edition). Over 100 authors, mostly poets, self-published chapbooks via Wordrunner between 1997 and 2014. This service was discontinued in 2015.
Wordrunner eChapbooks (WeC)
Wordrunner eChapbooks is an online literary zine, established in 2008, and published three to four times a year. Like the chapbook press, it features one author in each issue, except for the annual themed anthology. The emphasis is on fiction, but nonfiction and poetry are occasionally published. Authors are paid. WeC is now charging small submission fees.
Chapbooks Online are online “electronic” chapbooks for self-published authors. This is the web version of the chapbook press with linked and hyperlinked web pages instead of stapled booklets.