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June 15, 2009

A Pair Of Comics-Related Sales Notes

* the number guru John Jackson Miller has a few things to say here about his first look at the charts for May. He's primarily interested in a new chart, for small press and indie publishers, and what that says about comics sales below the top 300.

* the release of the new Insider's Guide by comics business news and analysis site means an accompanying summary article on the web site, including a bunch of summary charts by category that should give you their idea of what perennials are doing battle with which newer books and series. The takeaway is that they estimate growth improved by five percent in 2008 for the overall category, despite the slightly terrifying discombobulation of the general economy that generated a ton of news in the second half of the year.
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