GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Poetry Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"As of 2018, poetry reading in the U.S has increased to 28.8 million adults, source"

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"Americans spend only $16.7 million on poetry books per year, source"

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"British consumers bought 1.3 million volumes of poetry in 2018, up 12% compared to the previous year, source"

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"Poet laureate makes $35,000 a year, source"

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"The number of poetry publishers in the U.S. dropped from 163 in 1995 to 71 in 2009, source"

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"Poetry-related hashtag was used over 27 million times on Instagram in 2018, source"

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"The number of people who write poetry has grown by 79 percent over the last five years, source"

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"In 2020, 19% of adults in the U.S. read poetry, source"

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"The median total income for professional poets in Australia in 2017-18 was $8,900, source"

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"Poetry makes up 1% of the books sales market, source"

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"The sales of poetry books grew by 66% from 2012 to 2017, source"

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"Digital poetry magazine subscriptions increased by 800% between March and August 2020, source"

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"In 2014, an estimated 1 in 20 American adults wrote a poem, source"

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"Only 6% of adult poetry readers read poetry online, source"

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"About a quarter of adults (24%) in the U.S. listened to a podcast about poetry in 2020, source"

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"58% of poetry readers are women, 42% are men, source"

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