The Art and Science of Selling 50,000 Books of Poetry

(PS: I have only another 49,200 to go!)

Mitch Ditkoff

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Here’s the gory truth: the average book of poetry sells only 100 copies — and mostly to friends and family. Ouch!

Bottom line, the reach of most poets is minimal. While it’s true that Rumi, Billy Collins and Mary Oliver do quite well, it’s usually a steep decline for the rest of us.

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Mitch Ditkoff

Co-Founder of Idea Champions, Face The Music & Sage Catalysts. Author of Storytelling for the Revolution, Storytelling at Work, Unspoken Word and Free the Genie