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January 12, 2015

Go, Read: Brian Hibbs On Overpublishing And Rack Sales

Brian Hibbs wrote in that we weren't paying enough attention to his article here on Direct Market overpublishing and the effect that it has on rack sales. Hibbs has a good point here generally, that flattening the market out with more titles represented per sale than used to be is a tricky thing for the profitability and, to be honest, ongoing viability of that very important market. I would probably disagree with him on various interpretive matters: the expressed desire of a single shop vs. the displayed habits of the collective market when it comes to sales and who they sell to, for one. I don't have charts right now, though, so Brian wins.
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