Column by Scott Thorne
March 29, 2020
This week, Scott Thorne talks about the situation for retailers in week 2 of the Covid-19 lockdown, and offers an obituary for small press game publisher Bill Levy.
Easier Loans, Plus Loan Forgiveness and Other Help for Payroll, Other Expenses
March 29, 2020
The two stimulus bills have provisions that can help retailers and other small geek culture businesses stay afloat through the coming months.
As They 'Engage in Active Conversation with Diamond'
March 29, 2020
In response to the coronavirus crisis, DC Comics is exploring distributors in addition to Diamond Comic Distributors to get product to comic stores, the company said in an e-mail to retailers.
Via Simon & Schuster
March 27, 2020
Simon & Schuster is continuing to receive new VIZ Media manga and other book titles from printers and shipping them to accounts including book chains and online retailers.
Collecting Long-Running Series in Successful Format
March 27, 2020
The new series will put the long-running manga in the hardcover format that’s proved so successful for Dark Horse Comics in its repackaging of Berserk.
Share of Online Sales, and Free Comics with Comic Store Gift Cards
March 26, 2020
Black Mask is offering a share of online sales, and Vault Comics is incentivizing comic store gift cards.
In Response to Coronavirus Pandemic
March 26, 2020
Archie will pause Direct Market releases, delay Direct Market launches, and continue to ship newsstand and subscriber-focused titles.
Which Close 'Non-Essential' Retail
March 26, 2020
Lockdown orders in 21 U.S. states and another 53 locales are now keeping at least 196 million people at home unelss they are engaged in essential activities.
With Print to Come Later
March 26, 2020
Artists, Writers, and Artisans Studios is going ahead with a launch for its first title, The Resistance , by J. Michael Straczynski and Mike Deodato, Jr., in webtoon format.
Convention Turmoil Continues
March 26, 2020
The turmoil in the convention business continues, as the country’s largest library show is canceled; more.
'Where Is DC Comics During this Pandemic?'
March 25, 2020
Peter DeFelice of Pyramid Comics and Cards in Sparta, New Jersey is looking for something from the #2 comic publisher.
In Message to Retailers
March 25, 2020
Dark Horse CEO Mike Richardson has released a message to retailers via Twitter announcing a cut in output and returnability for comic stores in response to the coronavirus crisis.
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