Tag Archives: Marvel

Boom! Pow! Ka-Ching!: Sales of Digital Comics and Graphic Novels

Comics and graphic novels have been having a good run lately. Comichron and ICv2 – respectively, a database and journal covering the industry – estimate that, in 2015, total domestic sales reached a record of $1.03 billion. In their joint report, they note that in 2015, print sales accounted for a staggering $940 million, with…Continue Reading

From Retro to Robotics: Toy Fair 2017

The Javits Center hosted the 114th International Toy Fair over Presidents’ Day weekend, with 1100 exhibitors and an estimated 30,000 attendees. In 2016 U.S. toy sales grew 5% and are estimated to be $26 billion for the year, so the mood was upbeat. Numerous mainstream publishers were on hand, including HarperCollins, Macmillan, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,…Continue Reading

The 2016 Book Distributors Profiles

Publishing Trends has assembled an updated version of our annual book distribution chart. The year’s largest change is Ingram‘s expansion after the purchase of Perseus. We welcome your feedback to help make it more accurate and comprehensive. Please click the link below to download a PDF of this year’s Book Distributors Profiles and Contact Sheet.

With Great Power, Comes Meh Comic Sales

Superhero movies – and to an extent TV shows – are one of the biggest trends in entertainment of recent years.  But success on the screen doesn’t guarantee comic book sales. To better analyze the correlation, I took a look at the trade paperback sales of two comic books for two of the most popular…Continue Reading

Despite Their Differences, Digital Kids and Toy Fair Cheerfully Co-Exist

For the last four years Toy Fair and Digital Kids have been held in tandem, the Fair taking up the entire exhibition space at Javits, and Digital Kids being held downstairs in one of the large conference rooms.  With about 150 attendees, Digital Kids doesn’t compete with Toy Fair, with its estimated 33,000 visitors.  This…Continue Reading

The 2015 Book Distributors Profiles

Publishing Trends has assembled an updated version of our annual book distribution chart. This year’s list includes 25 companies total, with the addition of Cardinal Publishers Group.  Of the 25, 14 are publishers with a distribution arm and 11 are distribution-only companies.  The trend of including digital distribution continues with 23 of the companies now offering digital services, up from…Continue Reading

People Roundup, August 2011

PEOPLE Carrie Kania, Publisher of Harper Perennial, Harper Paperbacks, and It Books, will be leaving HarperCollins at the end of August to become an agent in London with Conville & Walsh. (See Promotions and Internal Changes.) Meanwhile, Leah Wasielewski announced that Katie O’Callaghan has joined the Harper imprint as Associate Director, Marketing. She was at…Continue Reading

Bologna, from a Licensing POV

PT thanks The Licensing Letter’s Ira Mayer for his reporting. Visiting the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in March after an absence of a dozen or so years was a wonderful reminder of how vibrant an art form children’s books are. While the children’s book market is dominated by name brands (Disney, Marvel, Nickelodeon, etc., as…Continue Reading

Distribution Derby

Random Redux, Freese Helms PGW: Client Distribution Biz Jostles and Grows Don Fehr, nearly a year into his tenure as Director of Smithsonian Books, needed a distribution fix. The august publishing concern (formerly Smithsonian Institution Press) was gunning for trade sales growth — aiming to reverse its mix of 80% academic and 20% trade-bound titles…Continue Reading

Book View, October 2000

PEOPLE Lots of HarperCollins news, beginning with Larry Ashmead’s announcement that he will retire as of the end of 2001. He turns 69 next July 4, and with “almost all my longtime authors publishing their books next year,” including Tony Hillerman, Simon Winchester, Susan Forward, and Susan Isaacs — not to mention a newer Ashmead…Continue Reading