best selling

September 3, 2021

Nice to see two Cascadia-region publishers (Empty Bowl and Fonograf) and five titles among the top twenty poetry bestsellers for August from Small Press Distribution! All available through your favorite independent bookseller.


August 7, 2019

Small Press Distribution (SPD) is a nonprofit distribution network for independently published literature. In 2018, SPD sold over 225,000 books to wholesalers and jobbers, online booksellers, independent bookstores, university and college bookstores, individuals, libraries, chain stores, and other buyers. Their inventory represents a wide range of authors and subjects, and includes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, and magazines.

Each month, SPD compiles a list of the top 20 poetry, fiction, and nonfiction bestsellers, as well as staff picks and recommendations. Here, for example, is SPD’s Poetry Bestsellers for July 2019. There’s a lot of good browsing on the SPD website. Have a look.

Top 100 Poetry Books of the 2010s

Small Press Distribution (SPD) is a nonprofit that represents independent publishers and writers. They recently published a list of their top-selling 100 poetry books, 2010 to the present. It’s a good list, with each book linked to a page with additional information. Enjoy.

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