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And by “some poet” you mean poetry is a pair of Jimmy Choos, right?

January 7, 2009

says literary agent Amanda Urban in the New York Times:

“Books can only support a certain retail price,” she said. “It’s not like you have books that can be Manolo Blahniks and books that can be Cole Haan. Books are books. A book by James Patterson costs the same as a book by some poet.”

via Travis Nichols @ Harriet

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