A periodical-based comics shop in SF is in jeopardy of closing.
Early in the morning of every first official day of San Diego Comic-Con, the Hasbro Toy Company delights the press with a promise of food and toys. This year, they delivered a veritable buffet of both; so much so that I didn’t know exactly where to start.
This means the print runs are higher than some people were assuming
What was DC trying to pull with the Batman/Catwoman wedding? We’ve got an answer, but you might not like it.
Spoilers, promotion, weddings, divorce…what a messy game we’re playing.
I don’t think a little cardboard dump in the back of Wal-mart is going to SAVE comics but it isn’t going to KILL the direct sales market either.
As the comics industry adapts to changes in marketing, creators have to spend more nad more time on business functions. Some are trying to find help doing that and iover in the UK, Tara Ferguson is aiming to be the one who they can turn to. She’s launched her very own freelance marketing company, named, […]
The Retailer’s View returns with a warning about the future of the comics industry… and a look at what can hopefully be done to fix it.
Diamond has posted Steve Geppi’s keynote speech from the 2018 Retailer Summit.
Who invented the phrase “our retail partners”? At every presentation at yesterday’s Diamond summit, publishers over and over again spoke about “our retail partners” and “working with you to sell more comics.” I asked a veteran of the book industry if people at book conferences ever made reference to their retail partners and he just […]