New York Times Bestsellers: What People Are Reading Isn’t What You Think They’re Reading

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One of the first graphic novels to make the New York Times Bestseller list.

The New York Times has been running weekly bestseller lists for graphic novel hardcovers, paperbacks, and manga (the latter segregated out to keep them from overwhelming the domestic titles) since March 2009.  Comics journalists rarely mention it, and aside from authors using it as an honorific (“New York Times Bestselling Author”) just like prose authors, most people don’t even know it exists.  Comics shops don’t merchandise bestsellers like Barnes & Noble, and publishers rarely issue press releases about their titles hitting the charts.

But, there’s something interesting happening, a shift in what people are buying and reading. [Read more…]

Las Vegas Comics Expo Changes Venue, Now on the Vegas Strip

By Todd Allen

If you were planning on hitting the Las Vegas Comic Expo next weekend, you need to go to a different address.  Vegas experienced some flooding roughly 10 days ago, causing some problems for the original venue (Alexis Park All-Suite Resort) and prompting a last minute venue change to the Riviera. [Read more…]

Stan Lee cancels near future appearances, including Wizard World Ohio

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An email from Wizard PR notes that Stan Lee’s management has informed them that “Stan would be unable to attend any upcoming appearances for the near future, including the Ohio Comic Con, as well as the “Authors Authors” Toledo-Lucas County Public Library appearance set for this Thursday, September 27th. We will let fans know more as we know more details.” Wizard is issuing refunds for all VIP, Photo Ops and Autograph Tickets that have been prepurchased.
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