Calvin Reid catches up with Paul Levitz and discusses the new WATCHMEN craze, with 300,000, not 200K as previously reported, new copies of the classic tome on their way:
“I don’t think there’s record of a trailer moving books with this velocity,” says DC Comics president Paul Levitz. “Bookscan records Watchmen selling 10,000 copies in one week. We’ve put more than 300,000 copies in print in the last two weeks. That’s a pretty amazing record for a 21 year old book.” In 2007, the title sold about 100,000 copies.
The book has also shot up to #29 on USA Today’s bestseller list. Alan Moore’s THE KILLING JOKE seems to have benefited from the rash of Nurse Jokers out there, shooting up to #114, while DIARY OF A WIMPY KID and Volume 30 of NARUTO keep their usual spots, at #49 and #101.
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