Thursday, May 26, 2005
It seems like everyone I know has had a book picked up recently or released recently. It's great and I'm thrilled to see so many hard working poets achieving success, but with each new book I learn something new--I just read a poet's post about receiving her books in the mail and the pressure of having a certain amount of books to sell within the year or else her publisher will drop her book. I was stunned--is this par for the course ? I'm just thinking about all the marketing a poet would have to do to sell, sell, sell. Poetry of all things. Am I naive? Tell me.