Periodically (pun intended), it’s useful to take a look at where the sales of a publisher’s titles are clustered. It helps widen the picture of how things are going. The idea is to break the sales chart into 10K slices. How many titles or issues sold 100K copies or more? How many sold 90K-99K? How […]
You know the ongoing argument about whether or not comics sales are heading away from single issues and towards collected editions? Guess what – the trend is a little further along than you might think and now that all the 2016 sales numbers are in (at least the ones you can look up), it’s time […]
by David Carter Greetings, sales charts fans! It’s time once again to look at DC’s sales figures. Still no sign of the Diamond end-of-year numbers for 2016; according to comics sales figures guru John Jackson Miller they are still forthcoming, though indefinitely delayed. One they are (finally) made available I’ll adjust the figures in the […]
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 “Isabelle Huppert is a goddess” country. This a weird month to analyse. The most disturbing thing is that the usual pattern fall from issue #1 do not work: some […]
by David Carter Greetings, sales charts fans! It’s time once again to look at Image Comics’s sales figures. Please refer to the July 2015 column for a preamble and explanation as to why sales standards for Image books are likely to be different than those for DC or Marvel. Image shipped 47 comics in December, […]
David Carter dives in DC’s December 2016 sales!
Earlier today, we shed light on the New York Times’ decision to eliminate the comics and manga bestseller lists, among others, from their Book Review. After the report, many questions remained about their motivations and the place of comics at the Times moving forward. When asked for comment on why specific lists, including those related […]
Like the death of a warrant canary, sometimes the most notable news stories stem from absence rather than presence. Such was the case last night when literary agent Charles Olsen tweeted out this doozy: Graphic novels can no longer be @nytimes bestsellers as of February 5th. No explanation for change, I think we deserve one. Please RT! […]
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!