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 […]
As the 2018 Diamond Summit kicked off, retailes enjoyed tiki drinks and rememebred shops that had been lost along the way.
\More than 500 attendees, including 400+ retailers representing 230 stores will attend the Diamond Retailer Summit that kicks off today.
So a lot of people are reading Brian Hibb’s yearly BookScan analysis and saying it backs up what we’ve been saying about the change in comics sales patterns. Certainly, the generally healthy sales do back up the idea that comics are not dying. BUt that doesn’t mean that some distribution channels aren’t in trouble. A […]
When I first saw that JHU, the famed NYC comics shop, had a GoFundMe up and was asking for help my heart sank. JHU – the descendant of Jim Hanley’s Universe, is one of the most famed comics shops of New York History – is not only my local, but a busy store in […]
by Jacob Shapiro The internet sure loves muckraking, so when I decided to throw some shade at Marvel for their ComicsPro presentation in Portland last week, Comics Twitter lit me up. Reflecting back on Marvel’s strangely combative tone, I ask myself: why are we all really here at this industry summit? Marvel’s official logic for […]