You take first issue orders with a grain of salt, but there were some nice debut numbers in March.
If they doubled their sales from March on A-list characters, things might start to look normal again.
You will not see Doomsday Clock and Metal on the same chart again.
Can one day of a $0.99 sale still make a book chart? Yes, it can.
Captain Marvel’s “Ms. Marvel Years” and a Wolverine Epic Collection scored big orders on sale (while Doomsday Clock and Saga both outperformed Metal for the “normal” releases). Sometimes the fifth week of the month is a strange one.
The second week of the sale and the numbers on new release TPBs jumped. Some titles may have sold 8 times as many downloads as there were print copies ordered into the Direct Market.
Titles like The Vision may have sold 9K+ during the 99 cent digital sale and that probably 4x sales multiplier on MOKF? Must read numbers as we start our postmortem on what’s happening.
Amidst the chaos of Amazon/Comixology’s 99¢ sale, Thanos: The Infinity Siblings and X-Men: Grand Design sold a LOT of downloads.
OF COURSE, Doomsday Clock was the bestseller of the week. But things got shook up further down the chart.
THIS IS THE BIG ONE! Retailer Brian Hibbs analyses 2017’s bookstore sales with actual numbers, and this time with the complete cooperation and help of NPD Bookscan.