Judging by the number of emails featuring new business announcements we’re getting, comics must be HOT. here’s a new attempt at a mini-distributor: Comic Flea Market. Not too much offered yet but Bluewater, but who knows… Here’s the PR:
The new comic book distribution company Comic Flea Market will be displaying at the New York Comic Con this week at booth 2374.
This will be a strategic move to better position publishers to take advantage of the quickly expanding digital marketplace and new market economic realities in print comic books. CFM will also be distributing graphic novels, trading cards, posters and e-books.
The new distribution company will be displaying samples, offering show-specific coupons, as well as looking for new partners at the convention.
One of the key differentiators is CFM’s ability to print to order. As a business model, this suits clients in terms of removing the requirements to overprint certain titles and deal with a costly administrative bureaucracy.
“Many people have tried to compete with Diamond and failed. What makes Comic Flea Market unique is a lot of mainstream book publishers and DVD companies such as Warner Bros. are going print on-demand on some of their titles. Comic Flea Market is doing it for the entire comic book marketplace,” said CEO Nick Sachs from Comic Flea Market. “Not only will we be handling the printing of the titles, we will also handle distribution to comic book stores at the same discounts that they are used too. This dynamic will secure the place for printed material in comic book stores.”
Comic Flea Market will also be working with comic book stores in developing a comparable discount to Diamond Distributors.
CFM has a growing list of national publishers. Visit them at booth 2374 or go to http://www.comicfleamarket.com/ for more information.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.