Sunday, April 6, 2008

Demoralizing Facts for Aspiring Authors

Failed Poet

According to statistics cited in the book “The Long Tail” by Chris Anderson, in 2004, an astounding 950,000 books out of 1.2 million tracked by Nielsen BookScan sold fewer than 99 copies. Another 200 sold fewer than 1,000 copies. The average book in the U.S. sells 500 copies.