Diamond clarifies sales results

As noted also in the updated main post below: Dan Manser, director of marketing at Diamond, has confirmed my understanding of the numbers: Indeed, all three findings that have been reported are correct. The 3-4% drops in Diamond’s 2008 sales mentioned in previous interviews with Bill Schanes and Roger Fletcher refer to Diamond’s overall sales, … Read more

Diamond releases 2008 overall top seller list

As in past years, Diamond has released Year-in-Review charts for sales in 2008 — this time, in advance of the December 2008 data. Comics, trade paperback and graphic novel, and market share charts are in the release. 2008 TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS (Dollar Share)Marvel: 40.81%DC: 29.94%Dark Horse: 6.49%Image: 3.73%IDW: 3.08%Others: 15.95% In 2007, Marvel stood … Read more