At Diamond Summit, Cracks in Comics Market Come to Fore

At the annual Diamond Retailer Summit, held last week in Baltimore, the distributor reported that industry sales are up overall. However, comics publishers are tinkering with their publishing programs to compensate for slowing growth. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-09-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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