The foundation's poetry best seller lists are based on data received from Nielsen BookScan, which tracks sales from more than 4,500 retail booksellers, and the foundation generates the lists weekly by tallying the number of books sold for recently published volumes of contemporary poetry, poetry anthologies and children's poetry. The foundation also generates a monthly small-press list based on Small Press Distribution's sales to bookstores and individual customers.
The Indie Poetry Bestseller List
Compiled by the American Booksellers Association, and based on sales at hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States, for the twelve-week sales period ending August 3, 2014. For information on more titles, please visit