Friday, July 31, 2009

Decline in Graphic Novel Sales in the USA

ICv2 tells us that US graphic novel sales for the first half of 2009 have dipped by 8% in both bookstores and comics stores. The ICv2 news article also provides Top 10 or Top 25 Lists (May-June 2009 sales) in the following categories – Superhero, Genre, Fiction and Reality, Humour/Strip, Kids and Tweens, Manga, Shojo and Shonen. For those of you unsure of the definitions for the last two categories – "shojo" is manga aimed at girls between 10 and 18 and "shonen" is manga marketed to boys in the same age group.

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