Archives for “Retailing”

So I wrote a post a week back called "The Myth of All-Ages" and people seemed to really respond to it, for which I am ...


The fine folks at SLG Publishing (known back-in-the-day as Slave Labor Graphics) are having a pretty solid sale right now—40% off their whole web store ...


The talk-back section at industry-watching website ICv2 has been abuzz over the past week about the contentious issue of how few 'all ages' comics there ...


Abby Denson's DOLLTOPIA Book Launch and Party! Featuring Abby Denson and Matt Loux Friday, October 16th, 2009, 6pm-8pm @ The Central, 603 Markham Street (Next to The Beguiling) FREE http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=105326729762 Mini-comix ...


Hey folks! If you're in Toronto this Sunday, September 27th, might I humbly suggest you mosey on over to Queen's Park to enjoy THE WORD ...


I've been working in comic book stores for a long time, 15 years this year. Not as long as many of the "lifers" I've met during ...


The most hilarious thing I'd seen solicited in months was the "Marvel Bromance" trade paperback. I remember it being solidly mocked amongst my blogging peers, as ...


Hey folks, sorry the updates have been slow... Internet access hasn't been that frequent, and we've actually been travelling quite a bit. So far we ...


Update 2, Final: So I am flat out wrong. But it's still really interesting. Check this: I received the following statement from Michelle Mauk, listed ...


Sooooo.... I know that manga fans can be a little "finnicky" when it comes to the condition and design of their books. They want the ...


And now, to the dulcet tones and beeps of Underworld's Rez/Cowgirl, we shall commence liveblogging the second half of the Previews Catalogue. What does this ...


Oh look, we're liveblogging the Previews again this month! It's actually not due for 5 whole days, so expect a slightly less-manic, but hopefully no-less enjoyable ...


So I was counting up all of the events that The Beguiling either hosted or sponsored in 2008, in order to prepare our TCAF wrap-up. ...


10:16pm: ...and we're back. In case you're just joining us, I am a comic book retailer who has to have his Diamond Previews order done and ...


2:20pm: Man do I not have time for this. I should be doing TCAF stuff, but unfortunately I can't just quit my day job at ...


In the comments section of my last post on the New York Times Graphic Book Bestseller List, a commenter named Tommy Raiko comes to different ...


"Last week, Marvel’s 2007 adaptation of the Stephen King fantasy epic appeared, as if by magic, atop the hardcover list, unseating Watchmen. Although I couldn’t find ...


So that was ridiculous eh? Well we're only 178 pages through the catalogue, 200+ to go. Let's just take a second to slam a Red ...


Have you always wanted to know what it was like to be a comics retailer on the day that the PREVIEWS catalogue is due and ...


From February 19th: "Yes, this may be an inconvenience for some retailers out there. But no, don’t hate on Diamond for this. They have ...


Hey, kudos to the folks at DC Comics for doing right by the Final Crisis HC. Originally scheduled to contain just FC #1-7 for 25 ...


So lost in the insanity of my last few weeks was the news that Diamond Comics Distributors is de-listing 1018 different products published by Viz, ...


So! A little while ago I promised to explain the following statement in more depth: "Diamond’s new order minimums increase is going to hurt the DM ...


Yikes! I woke up this morning and was informed that the January 2009 Previews Catalogue is due... Which means that retailers have gotta place their ...


"What Is The Big Picture Future Of Translated Manga? ... I'd love to see someone address the future for this kind of publishing in more ...