Publishers Weekly has an overview of bookstore sales in 2016, via Bookscan, and print sales edged up 3.3%, the third year of growth. The gains came from non-fiction, up 6.9% from 2015, with growth in the arts and crafts category (yes that’s adult coloring books), self help and religion. In adult fiction, sales were down […]
David Carter examine DC’s sales in November 2016!
Xavier Lancel examines Marvel’s November sales!
Yesterday’s piece on current retail issues in comics by Todd Allen drew a lot of attention and kicked off a lot of discussion. Some of it was in tweetthreading form, and with permission, I’ve gathered thoughts by retailers John Hendrick (Big Bang Comics) and Ryan Higgins (Comics Conspiracy), and commentator El Anderson. It’s Storified below. […]
Hey, gang. We need to talk to about the looming problem with the Direct Market. You’ve seen the articles about comic shop owners being worried about mass closings in the Direct Market. We’ve got a couple GoFundMe’s active for shops in Seattle and San Francisco. There’s the game store in the Phoenix metro area dropping […]
David Carter examines Image’s October sales!
Let’s round-up all the sale charts we can, shall we? ICv2 numbers are out and show sales slippage: Comics and graphic novel sales to North American comic stores declined 4.25% in November vs. the year ago period, according to information released today by Diamond Comic Distributors. And that understates the true decline, because November […]
by Xavier Lancel Welcome to a new analysis of the Marvel sales. Reminder: I’m French, that’s why I’m talking funny. Please address your complaints to my “sorry, no foie gras for Christmas” country. If last month was very quiet for Marvel, this one is literally bursting with new titles, events and…falls! A lot of Marvel […]
David Carter examines DC’s, Vertigo’s, and Young Animal’s latest sales numbers
Xavier Lancel examines Marvel’s September 2016 sales!