Mark Waid lays down some cold, hard truth about the financial realities of print publishing in the current comics environment.
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- Did you see Hibbs response? He elaborates on the numbers a bit. Since, he's Hibbs and that's what he does. As I said on Twudder, some of those numbers make me feel really great about my minicomics sales.Apr 5, 2012
- I just read through that. I have a hard time evaluating Hibbs's stuff because he's so clearly a "brick and mortar" retailer with an axe to grind about these kind of issues. I did, though, think some of Waid's math was off a bit, though for sure. When I was doing stuff with SLG, I remember the "profitability threshold" for a 24 pg black and white book being 1500 copies. Of course this was back when indie publishers actually did "floppy" issues--and when people actually bought and read them.Apr 6, 2012