Road show brings success to a persevering poet
Everyone who works in the publishing business knows that poetry books are among the hardest to sell. With some notable exceptions, traditional publishing houses simply won't touch them. It's even hard to convince the vanity press to take this venture on. It's the same when it comes to marketing such books.
But that hasn't stopped Marcus Harris. This North Carolina poet is in the middle of a tour of more than 40 bookstores in seven states and Washington, D.C. And he's getting lots of press. The attention has surprised the man who writes many of his poems from personal experience. The Durham Herald-Sun tells Harris' story.
To learn more about Harris and his work, visit his website. (Thanks to Rose for this tip.)
Tags: Books, Marketing, Poets, Poetry, African-American, Marcus Harris, Media by Sistrunk