sales figures for booker prize nominated books

Check out the sales figures for this year’s Man Booker prize nominated books. It’s astounding. On more than one dimension.

I’ve always known that a literary novel is considered a “best seller” if it sells 5,000 copies. The numbers are even lower for short story collections (at about 2,000 copies) and poetry (I don’t know what the number is, but I know it’s lower than a short story collection).

But the numbers on most of the Booker Prize nominated books…wow.

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One response to “sales figures for booker prize nominated books

  1. Eve

    I agree: Wow! Just wow.

    I felt so much better as an author after reading those statistics.

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