Goodbye Borders, Hello Kindle?

Things are looking shakier by the day for Borders, with GalleyCat now reporting that a Major Distributor Raises Concerns about their financial situation: GalleyCat has received a copy of a “special alert” sent from a major book distributor specializing in independent publishers to its clients, warning them that Borders, whose financial difficulties are widely recognized, … Continue reading Goodbye Borders, Hello Kindle?

Why Your Book Will Never Be in Borders

The odds are pretty slim, and not just because they’re on the verge of going out of business: “I market books for a living, so I can tell you an unpleasant truth: the order for any book, from any account, starts at zero,” [Andrew Wheeler, a marketing manager at Wiley] warns. “The publisher’s sales rep … Continue reading Why Your Book Will Never Be in Borders

COMMENT: Men of Tomorrow, Today?

I’ve had Gerard Jones’ enthralling must-read, MEN OF TOMORROW, on my mind a lot the past few days, thanks as much to the Speakeasy fiasco as my general feelings about the comics industry lately. So much of what I see happening with seemingly naive creators getting screwed over by inept publishers with big plans and … Continue reading COMMENT: Men of Tomorrow, Today?

COMMENT: Dawson Ditches Speakeasy

After ending 2005 with a flurry of bad press, fledgling indie publisher, Speakeasy Comics, kicked off 2006 with the first of what was presumably going to be a string of big announcements which would reposition them as a player to be reckoned with in the industry: Rosario Dawson’s Occult Crimes Taskforce (O.C.T.) “Rosario Dawson is … Continue reading COMMENT: Dawson Ditches Speakeasy

In the Scope: Speakeasy Shakes Things Up

[This post was retrieved via the Wayback Machine and archived here on 11/4/15. No edits were made beyond the removal of images that were no longer accessible.] Diamond’s stricter policy on pre-orders causing ripples throughout the industry Back in September, Diamond Comics Distributors made some waves with their announcement of a stricter policy regarding minimum … Continue reading In the Scope: Speakeasy Shakes Things Up