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Lyn - Liner Notes - Chapbook

Lyn - Liner Notes - Chapbook


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Lyn follows the obsession of one modern man, told through lyrics and verse. The fact that this title shares the same name of Seattle area band Trask's debut album is no coincidence.

Common Meter is proud to present our debut Liner Notes book. If you choose to enjoy your music on your favorite streaming platform, but miss the tactile liner notes you receive in the bygone era of compact discs, Liner Notes are for you. Sing along to the album – and know you know all the words. 

How We Work

With our Liner Notes series, the band splits a portion of the sales; feel good knowing that you support your local music scene.

Track Listing

Losing You, Losing Me
Silver & Green
King County
Sleepless in Seattle
White Noise
Here to Watch the Game
Lyn (Reprise)

Trask is a three piece alternative band from rural Burlington, Washington. Dmitri, Henry, and Demetrius write about lonesome trails and young love, drawing heavy musical influence from artists like Alt-J, Pinegrove, Coldplay. After writing together for one year, Trask is very proud to release their debut album “Lyn.” Out now on your favorite streaming platform.

Product Details

This book was printed, collated, and bound by hand in the Common Meter studio in the Heart of Ballard. The covers are printed on 110 lb. Hammermill fine papers, with interior pages on 32 lb. FSC-certified paper. This book is 5.5 x 8.5 and contains 24 pages.

Common Meter Press
Publication Date
September 14, 2023
5.5" x 8.5" x .25"
Music – Lyrics
Music – Songwriting
Poetry – Memoir
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What on earth are chapbooks?

Chapbooks are fun, bite-sized books that often resemble zines (pronounced "zeens"). And while they may be small, they can pack a powerful punch. Chapbooks usually contain poetry, but may also often contain short fiction.

Our chapbooks are printed, collated, and bound by hand in our studio in the Heart of Ballard. We use high-quality, semi-gloss 32 pound interior paper and 110 lb matte cover stock. Our books feature full color pages, inside and out.

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All about chapbooks

What are chapbooks?

Chapbooks are small, staple-bound or perfect-bound books, often containing poetry, usually made by hand.

Who makes all of these chapbooks?

Our chapbooks are made in-house. Although we occasionally ship out full-color projects to local printers, we collate, staple, and ship everything ourselves. We do not use SPD or store large quantities of books in warehouses. We are truly a small press.

Will there be a digital version of this chapbook available?

At this time, we do not have plans to offer our chapbooks in digital, e-Book format. While we understand the accessibility of this format, as well as the environmental impact, the joy of a chapbook is in the analog: holding something ephemeral in your hands, and experiencing the tactile nature of the poetry within.

One caveat; we may offer an audiobook at some point in the future. But those take time to plan and produce and are not available at this time.

Are your chapbooks environmentally friendly?

What eco-friendly best practices do you follow?
We eschew sourcing our paper or supplies from major corporations like those whose name rhymes with Glamazon. We work with local partners whenever necessary to reduce our carbon footprint. We use FSC-certified paper when possible for all books.

What is FSC-certified paper?
Unfortunately, the book industry is laden with practices that lead to deforestation. But an FSC-certified paper requires at least 70% of the paper to be sourced from a recycled wood or material.

Do you use bubble wrap?
As of now, we ship our packages in recylcable and recycled mailers only, and avoid the use of bubble wrap and packaging supplies made from plastics. We reuse cardboard whenever possible for backing board and stiffeners. And, in general, do our best to recycle incoming packaging.

Analog is forever

At Common Meter Press, we believe that poetry is best experienced in person, and that there is magic in the real world – if you simply know where to look. Poetry offers a glimpse into that liminal space between magic and reality. Running your hands across the words in our pages is like holding a map to the unknown. That's why we offer our books as tangible products you can hold in your hands, with words that will stay in your heart.

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