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March 9, 2010

Go, Read: Johanna Draper Carlson On That Diamond/Amazon Discount Sale

One of the great things about the comics Internet is that instead of faking several days worth of interest in a slow-motion story like the apparently Diamond glitch-driven massive comic book sale over the weekend, which I would likely do by humping someone's links, I can turn you onto an article or two that provide that kind of summary like this one from Johanna Draper Carlson. She has a much more of a consumer advocacy voice when dealing with comics, which I think flatters this story at this stage. While who is going to get what order and at what price hasn't quite worked itself yet, Johanna notes the potential loss to Diamond/Amazon/the publisher (which potentially depends on who gets left holding the bag here), that web sites reporting on this circumstance have been able to profit by running links to the sales through an associate's program -- something I hadn't considered at all -- and that three Diamond Book Distributor employees were let go in order to streamline their tasks into the comics side of things. I have a hunch there's still one more solid news cycle in terms of what happened.
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