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Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on April 12, 2022, 08:45:31 PMUnless I mis-read the opening paragraphs of Hibbs' article, the NPD BookScan is tracking book sales in general... of which the Graphic Novel, Collected Edition, Trade Paperback, or whatever you want to call them is a subset. I point this out because it seems to me that the NPD BookScan is not tracking periodical sales at all. That means it tells us nothing about how Archie digests are selling in the bookstores. So all we're really getting out of this is that ACP's best-selling trade collection didn't do better that 3k in bookstores.
Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on April 12, 2022, 08:45:31 PMCome to think of it, I'm not really sure what the definition of "bookstores" is from NPD BookScan's POV. Are we talking just the physical brick & mortar stores, or are they including online booksellers? How about online sellers like Amazon where book sales only make up a small fraction of their total sales?
Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on April 14, 2022, 02:13:47 PMMike Pellerito claimed in one recent digest text page that people were subscribing to the digests in record numbers, whether that's true or just hype.
Quote from: Tuxedo Mark on April 14, 2022, 10:03:28 PMQuote from: DeCarlo Rules on April 14, 2022, 02:13:47 PMMike Pellerito claimed in one recent digest text page that people were subscribing to the digests in record numbers, whether that's true or just hype.Don't they print the circulation figures in the digests once per year? That could be something to check.
Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on April 15, 2022, 03:43:54 PMDo they? News to me. I can't recall seeing such a page anywhere in any digests I've read. I mean, a LONG time ago, the USPS had postal regulations that required comics to annually print a "Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation" in order to qualify for reduced mailing rates, but it's been decades since those postal regulations have been in effect.
QuoteOur Vanishing America Teen-ager« on: March 29, 2009, 01:37:30 AM »QUOTEI've thought of putting a list like this together for years, the recent discussions of last years sales data inspired me. The only number that really matters is the Total Paid Circulation, average numbers of copies over the preceeding 12 months. Single issue nearest to filing date means only that.This is for the title Archie!This info is from the publishers statement found in the comics. This info can be found usually in the April issue, sometimes March, sometimes May or June.The filing date until 1996 was always Oct 1st, then it started moving around a little. Starting in 1995 they began to mention which issues this info covered, it stayed very consistant Oct-Sept, so the 2008 numbers were for the Oct 2007 - Sept 2008 issues. The earliest statement that included the actual numbers is from the April 1961 issue . The total print run numbers didn't start until 1963, but here goesTotal Paid Circulation is the first number, the total print run is the second number1960 - 500,2001961 - 458,0391962 - 457,6891963 - 471,166 - 847,1771964 - 484,704 - 852,7941965 - 467,552 - 850,1151966 - 491,691 - 857,1361967 - 484,648 - 869,1301968 - 566,587 - 910,5071969 - 515,536 - 886,6431970 - 482,945 - 853,5901971 - 482,101 - 884,2921972 - 390,408 - 810,4001973 - 345,087 - 748,4651974 - 272,272 - 528,6011975 - 199,918 - 453,5741976 - 181,827 - 423,9591977 - 155,252 - 360,8311978 - 137,620 - 346,3081979 - 121,530 - 303,9521980 - 89,409 - 266,4681981 - 87,302 - 244,4781982 - 67,693 - 212,6131983 - 69,697 - 169,6241984 - 64,781 - 158,2981985 - 63,143 - 157,7501986 - 67,059 - 178,6731987 - 66,176 - 194,1811988 - 74,223 - 200,3631989 - 67,423 - 188,8641990 - 56,855 - 179,5861991 - 45,960 - 150,5151992 - 47,530 - 167,2451993 - 44,547 - 152,0851994 - 46,033 - 153,5341995 - 43,885 - 142,1931996 - 43,298 - 129,7951997 - 41,134 - 130,4811998 - 35,801 - 112,0651999 - 29,361 - 93,6212000 - 27,551 - 83,3562001 - 24,285 - 67,5902002 - 21,456 - 63,3022003 - 19,945 - 53,3302004 - 18,137 - 49,4512005 - 18,020 - 54,5892006 - 18,765 - 52,4922007 - 25,305 - 53,6472008 - 13,259 - 36,774pretty scary!
Quote from: Tuxedo Mark on April 15, 2022, 10:54:45 PMOh, and here's a post regarding Archie Comics' sales figures for 2012 (the last year for which this site had made a post for that information, it seems).
Quote from: Fernando Ruiz on April 18, 2022, 12:12:21 AMJohanna Draper Carlson!! I'd forgotten about her! They despised her up at the Office! Where has she been? Does she still report on Archie's sales?
Quote from: Tuxedo Mark on April 19, 2022, 12:26:43 PMWhy was she despised at the office?