Barnes & Noble has confirmed to publishers that they will be adding a standalone kids graphic novel section to their stores in the near future.
It is utterly unacceptable that Marvel is allowing 96%+-off pricing on a brand-new book like INFINITY SIBLINGS.
Diamond Comics’ Outside Sales Manages Dave Hawksworth died earlier this year , and the comics is honoring his memory with an annual Dave Hawksworth Memorial Comic Shop Improvement Award. The award will award $5000 for business improvements to the lucky winner. the winner will be selected by a panel of Diamond and industry professionals and the […]
Here’s more of that 2018 industry change: DC secedes from Previews, and Diamond announces its own PULLBOX system.
At a private press event following their retail presentation, Dan DiDio, Jim Lee, John Romita Jr, Greg Capullo and Andy Kubert expanded more on Dark Matter, DC’s Master Class, expanding the line and other matters. We’ll be updating as we go along, but DiDio alluded to even more new initiatives aiming at bringing in new readers. […]
Well, that was fast. A few months back, Marvel discontinued their practice of including a code for a bonus digital copy of various comics. I think they thought no one really cared, but it turns out readers did care…a lot. Digital codes were openly traded and auctioned, some readers liked to used them to read the comic while […]
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 […]
NYCC kicked off with the ICv2 Conference; I’ll have a report on the white paper over at PW later in the day, but the overall mood was very upbeat as “the new customer” came into focus. Organizer Milton Griepp said he got goosebumps twice during the retailers presentation. I know that sounds corny but I […]
Earlier this week, almost out of nowhere, comic creators Ron Marz, Steve Niles and Jimmy Palmiotti came up with a concept called Skype Hype. And only a few days after coming up with the idea, they’ve already trialled and tested it, in what could be a bold move forward in how comics are marketed to […]
At the Diamond Retailers lunch, DC announced a major move to boost their non-superhero lines by making issues from Vertigo, Mad, and the kids line fully returnable. A similar move helped the New 52 catch hold as retailers were able to take a risk-free move on issues 2 and 3 of the relaunches. This time, […]