In an era where the direct market is just one piece of a pie that includes digital sales, libraries, and bookstore markets, do sales numbers mean as much anymore?
Marvel’s David Gabriel, their svp – print, sales & marketing, doesn’t do too many interviews, but a three parter at ICv2 is a news packed doozy from Marvel’s testing a $35 Deadpool book in a mass market retailer to their growing participation in Scholastic Book Fairs. Here’s Part Two and Part Three, and you’ll want […]
Well, Rebirth has done what it was meant to do: set DC atop the sales charts. According to sales statistics released today by Diamond, in July DC led Marvel and all other publisher sin both units and dollars for the first time in three years. Justice League #1 was the best selling periodical of the […]
Since its debut last week, March Book Three, the final volume in the trio of graphic novels telling the story of Rep. John Lewis and the fight for civil rights, has not only bested everything on Amazon but Harry Potter, according to artist Nate Powell,they’ve had to print so many copies the printer ran out […]
Among the other civilization-ending fears about the lady Ghostbusters film was that the unsold toys from Mattel would cause an overspill at landfills around the globe, leading to poisoned water and worldwide starvation. Luckily that didn’t happen!
A lot has been reported from DC’s press breakfasts but I don’t think anyone directly called out this headline…and what a headline it is. More of DC’s revenue comes from graphic novels and the backlist than periodicals. I’m told this has been true for several years. Of course the powerhouse performance of all-time sellers like Watchmen, […]
Using data of sales and sales velocity on their auction platform ver the last ten years, eBay has taken crack at picking the most popular pop culture franchises. And to little surprise, the #1 franchise is Star Wars, with nearly $600 million in merchandise sold, followed by Batman with $216 million. Interestingly Marvel’s highest ranking […]