Manga sales in comic stores, a much smaller channel for manga than the book channel, grew faster in 2022, at a 12.5% rate (vs. 8.9% in the book channel). This flips a trend from 2021, when the book channel grew at a 137% rate and the comic store channel doubled (100% growth rate).
NPD BookScan collects weekly point-of-sale data on print books from over 16,000 locations including e-tailers, chains, mass merchandisers, independent bookstores, and more. NPD BookScan covers approximately 85% of the U.S. trade print book market.
The ComicHub POS system tracks sales at stores selling American comics around the world. During the period for which these reports were generated, there were over 125 stores using the ComicHub system, a small, non-random sample of over 3,000 stores selling American comics worldwide, representing a variety of locations and store emphases.
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