Link: Digital and the Direct Market: Retailers chime in

From Robot 6 @ CBR

 

Digital comics were a major theme at C2E2 this year. I don’t suppose I was surprised by that exactly, but it did kind of sneak up on me. Much the way I suppose digital comics have been sneaking up on publishers and fans for the last couple of years. They’ve been around; we’ve all noticed them; we’ve even been talking about them quite a bit, but the industry’s observation of the digital format has seemed sort of detached and possibly even bemused. Sort of, “Yep. We see that there’s this other way of reading comics and it’s a nice option for some people, but print’s not going anywhere and we’ll still focus mostly on that.” It’s only been recently that we seem to have realized that – oh, shit! – print could be in danger and we’ve got to figure out what we’re going to do to survive!

 

And just because I was curious, I also contacted the co-owner of my local comics shop, Source Comics & Gamesin Minneapolis/Saint Paul. Dominic Postiglione is one of the funniest, most helpful people I know in any aspect of the comics industry, but he’s also a very smart, on-the-ball retailer. I wanted to get his perspective too as someone who hasn’t at present signed up with ComiXology, but is seriously thinking about these issues and how to manage them.

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