The September numbers for Diamond’s sales of comic books to comic book stores in North America are up, and the market continues toward a strong year with positive third-quarter results across all categories.
TOP 300 UNIT SALES6.69 million copies, up 1% from same month last year
3Q: 22.03 million copies, up 3% over 3Q 2006
2007 YTD: 64.15 million copies, up 5% from 2006 YTD
TOP 300 DOLLAR SALES
$21.5 million, up 5% from last same month last year
3Q: $70.14 million copies, up 6% over 3Q 2006
2007 YTD: $202.72 million, up 9% from 2006 YTD
TOP 100 TRADE PAPERBACKS
$4.49 million, up 22% from last same month last year
3Q: $13.49 million, up 4% over 3Q 2006
2007 YTD: $41.43 million, up 19% from 2006 YTD
COMBINED TOP 300 COMICS & TOP 100 TRADES
$25.99 million, up 8% from same month last year
3Q: $83.63 million copies, up 6% over 3Q 2006
2007 YTD: $244.15 million, up 10% from 2006 YTD
OVERALL DIAMOND SALES (including all comics, TPBs, and magazines)
$32.68 million, up 6% from same month last year ($35.38 million with UK)
3Q: $108.68 million copies, up 9% over 3Q 2006
2007 YTD: $318.79 million, up 9% from 2006 YTD
Comichron founder John Jackson Miller has tracked the comics industry for more than 25 years, including a decade editing the industry’s retail trade magazine; he is the author of several guides to comics, as well as more than a hundred comic books for various franchises.
He is the author of novels including Star Wars: Kenobi, Star Wars: A New Dawn, Star Trek: Discovery – The Enterprise War, and his latest release, Star Trek: Discovery – Die Standing. Read more about them at his fiction site.
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