At the April retailer summit in Chicago, Diamond broached the possibility of making Tuesday new comics day instead of Wednesday, in accordance with retailers’ wishes to get comics a day early to avoid a Wednesday morning stocking rush and so on. (The biggest Diamond accounts already get Tuesday delivery.) While most industry types at the show felt that Diamond wouldn’t be asking this question unless they planned to go ahead with it, it is still very much in the thinking stages.
Diamond has been running a retailer survey on their website for a few months polling shops on what day and delivery method they think would be best, and whether a $5 weekly fee to cover the costs of policing the system and prevent early sales would be reasonable. We’re told that over 1,000 retailers responded, but Diamond hasn’t decided how to move forward yet.