July 20, 2015
Imagine this (fairly typical) scenario: You’ve published a chapbook or a volume of your poetry. When you announce it on Facebook, everyone you know Likes your post. People show up at your readings. Some of them buy your book. For six months or so, your book has a life of its own.
After that…well, not much. You can sell a few copies here and there, but, mostly, your book has traveled the arc of its marketability. You’ve gone on with your life. Maybe you’re working on your next book, or even the one after that. But still, it’s a little sad to see it fade from attention. […]