Wednesday, May 14, 2008

US 2007 Graphic Novel Sales Reach $375 Million which tracks "What's Hot, What's Next, and What's Good" in American pop culture has released its annual white paper documenting the latest statistics on graphic novel and comics publishing. 
The U.S. retail graphic novel market reached $375 million in sales in 2007 ... The growth came from both bookstores and comic stores, which were both up around 12% over 2006 sales... The periodical comic market was $330 million in 2007, according to the ICv2 white paper, bringing the total 2007 comic and graphic novel market to $705 million for the U.S. and Canada.

This kind of research gives both publishers and creators context for their products and also demonstrates that comics as a medium, as well as graphic novels as a format, are going from strength to strength. Congratulations to the ICv2 insiders headed by Milton Griepp for a superlative job in the analysis of these trends. We thoroughly recommend that both professional and emerging comics creators subscribe to the ICv2 daily newsletter and the mags.

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