Mr. Smylie Goes to Dubai: Reflections on Middle East Film & Comic-Con

But even in progressive Dubai there remains a nuts-and-bolts problem of distribution; the city currently has no comic book stores (though we heard that as many as three might open by the end of the year) and only a handful of (admittedly large and very well-stocked) bookstores and book chains to service the city and[...]

Stop In, Thief! Borders Sign Promises Manga So Cheap You Won't Want To Steal Them

They should mass produce this sign and ship it to branches of Borders worldwide if there still are branches of Borders worldwide.I know the UK ones went under Rumours that mass manga and graphic novel theft are to blame have been greatly exaggerated.In the last sentence. Thanks to Consumerist. They should mass produce this sign and[...]

Diamond Book Distributors Resumes Selling Graphic Novels To Borders

Is this a show of confidence? Or one of desperation?Comic book publishers have been told that this week, Diamond will resume sending books to Borders Before the bankruptcy announcements, Diamond had suspended all sales.However Diamond has told publishers that Borders are still not sending back returns, so this is still a precarious position.Developing...[...]

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Tuesday Runaround – Married With Constantine

MiddleEastWatch: Dez Skinn and Kef Sutherland are back from a trip to the United Arab Emirates for the Comics and Literacy. I was actually out there for a meetings-packed week, laying the foundations for a major event about which more to follow. ShopWatch: Borders keeps on delaying those payments...MarriageWatch: Peter Milligan on the John Constantine/Epiphany marriage; First off,[...]

Diamond Halts All Shipments Of Graphic Novels To Borders. Apocalyptic Wave Of Returns Expected

Today, Diamond Book Distributors informed publishers that, as of last week, they had stopped supplying graphic novels/collections to the Borders bookstore chain.They confirmed that this was as result of Borders suspending payments to suppliers, and this included Diamond.I cannot emphasise the seriousness of this situation enough Most comics publishers use Diamond Book Distribution, at least[...]

Chris Claremont Signs At Penn Plaza For World AIDS Day

Chris Claremont, recreator of the X-Men in the seventies, eighties and nineties, will be doing a special book signing at Borders on Penn Plaza, in New York next Wednesday at 7.30PM.It's part of a nationwide serveis of events at the Borders bookstore chain on that date to commemorate World AIDS Day and raise money for[...]