Some times it's just not worth it
[fill in your own expletive]
COPY IN THE STORE!!!!!!!
Maybe that one copy would sell if Malaprop's put it in a place where people might view it instead of rubberbanded together like a book-sandwich with other poetry books by local poets.
I've been invited to read at Malaprop's four individual times in the last 12 months (count 'em one, two, three, four, and that doesn't include Blind Date readings) and I've pimped my book every time. Either:
1. Late Night Writing really is as bad as I thought, or
2. the sales staff is seriously unmotivated when it comes to local emerging poets and writers, or
3. well, I don't know, help me out here. Are poetry books that hard to sell?
Yeah, I'll be there to pick up that one single copy before you do your inventory. Thanks for your support and Happy Mardi Gras!