>Do you mean "publish" or do you mean print and distribute? >The advice to go to Kinko's doesn't get you published. You >need to go through an on line POD place, where you will be >assigned an ISBN - only with that can your writing be made >available for sale in retail stores (of course they won't >automatically sell it, you would have to go beg them.)
Actually, putting out a chapbook (print and distribute), by most magazine's standards is publishing, as in "no previously published work." Same with starting an internet site, broadsheets, etc.
As for the ISBN, one can get that for around $100, which would make the book available to every bookstore in the country.
However, how many bookstores sell chapbooks? Borders, B&N, etc. certainly don't. So what would the point be in that?