ComicsPRO is the only trade organization dedicated to the progress of direct market comic book retailers.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Twitter hashtag #comicmarket a new way to talk shop

Retailers, publishers, creators and fans are getting together to talk comics via Twitter using #comicmarket on Tuesdays!

An interesting way to talk shop--and to get ready for New Comics Day on Wednesday--is taking place on Twitter. Check your twitter feed for #comicmarket on Tuesdays each week, and join in to the conversation!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Retailer poll: Order Incentives

We recently asked comic book retailers what kind of incentive encourages them to order more copies of a particular book.

Poll results showed that the leading type of incentive that encourages retailers to order more copies of a book are deep discount offers.

Conversation based on the poll suggested that smaller accounts benefit more from free copies and returnable comics while larger retail accounts look more for deep discount offers, although the correlation was anecdotal.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

ComicsPRO Variant Covers!

Walking Dead #81

Members: Couldn't make it to the Annual Membership Meeting in Dallas? Check your current member mailer for information about how to get copies of the ComicsPRO variant cover of Walking Dead #81!

Fear Itself #1

Marvel and ComicsPRO are teaming up to bring you a special variant cover of Fear Itself #1!

Working with ComicsPRO has been a successful and productive way to start off the year, and Marvel Comics would like to thank the existing members for their feedback and support with this limited special variant cover of Fear Itself! ComicsPRO and Marvel would also like to make a copy of this special cover available to all retailers--thank you, too, for the work you do on the front line of the industry.

One copy of this limited edition cover will be available nationwide to each retailer, and members of ComicsPRO will be able to order 3 copies of this variant cover. Check the Marvel Mailer this week for more details!

Don't forget: ComicsPRO members are also eligible for a 25% discount on the MRRC subscription package!