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Tag Archives: graphic novels

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/3-4/7

Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. Flatiron landed three books by the Bidens. After being purchased by Kobo, print-digital bundler Shelfie is back. George Takei will publish a graphic memoir about his time in a Japanese internment camp. The budget of Maria Pallante’s Copyright Office is under scrutiny.  Penguin Random House expands its presence […]

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

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * 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 about $535 million coming from graphic novels and $405 million from comic books; compare to 2000, when […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/25-1/29

Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. The Smithsonian is releasing a series of educational graphic novels. Lee and Low released their Diversity in Publishing survey results, and the findings reveal that publishing is an overwhelmingly white and female industry. Amazon is testing Kindle-specific gift cards in Washington State. Flatiron Books is […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/9-2/13

Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. Scribd added comics and graphic novels to its subscription service and says new issues will be available about a month after their print release. After securing a number of titles from local publishers, Amazon launched Kindle Unlimited in Canada and Mexico. Inspire! Toronto International Book Fair […]

The NY Art Book Fair: The Savvy Hipster’s Answer to BEA

Hello, Trendsetters! If you noticed a bit a lull around here lately, you wouldn’t be mistaken. I, your intrepid editor, was traipsing around Morocco, taking a much-needed holiday from computers (among other things). And like everyone else in Bookland, we’ve been busier and busier around the office with Frankfurt prep–especially plans for Market Partners International‘s contribution to the festivities, Publishers Launch: Children’s Publishing Goes Digital, hosted by our president, Lorraine Shanely. But in the face of all of this Out of the Ordinary, Intern Julia did a fabulous job of […]

Bringing Business into the Picture: Round Table Companies’ Graphic Novels

If you’ve read Rachel Stark’s first post about the closure of Tokyopop in May 2011, (and are looking forward to her next installment), then you know we’ve been thinking a lot about the state of Graphic/Comic publishing business in the US and around the world. A large part of Rachel’s investigation is into whether we’re currently at a turning point with graphic novels, and if so, from where we’re turning. Others in my age bracket might remember both the manga boom of the early 2000’s and the US publication of […]