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Nominees For Diamond Retailer Best Practice Awards 2021
The Diamond Best Practices Awards (BPAs) are returning for 2021, to demonstrate comic book industry "best practices" in comic shops The current round of Best Practices Awards, being announced next week, seek to honour achievements in Back Issue Display, Community Invovlement, In-Store Signage, and Store Layout Retailers can vote from their Diamond accounts for the[...]
Diamond Cancels Halloween ComicFest 2021
Halloween ComicFest is an annual promotion launched by Diamond Comics in 2012, held roughly six months from FCBD on the Saturday before Halloween This event similarly offers free comic books to visitors at comic shops, with the titles having a "spooky" theme and often include mini-comics which can be picked up in bundles for people[...]
Top 200 Comics And Graphic Novels Ordered Through Diamond, July 2021
Gerry Duggan and Pepe Larraz's X-Men #1 from Marvel Comics was the most-ordered comic book of July 2021 through Diamond Comic Distributors, with Moon Knight #1 tight behind As well as Marvel books, Image Comics had a couple of launches in the top ten as well with M.O.M.: Mother of Madness #1, an over-the-top superhero comedy[...]
Diamond Reports 20% More Stores In 2021, Throws Shade At Marvel & DC
Diamond Comic Distributors have told retailers that the number of new accounts placing regular monthly Previews orders with Diamond Comic Distributors has increased by 20% in 2021 "reflecting the strength and resilience of the comic and collectibles industry as it continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic" I naturally presumed that this was because last[...]
Top 400 Most-Ordered Comics/Graphic Novels In June 2021 Through Diamond
DC Comics are no longer part of the Diamond Comic Distributors picture and Marvel is about to be a lot less But now the most-ordered comics by comic stores in North America through Diamond Comic Distributors has  Venom #35 was the most-ordered comic book in June and Spawn's Universe #1 was the second while Something Is[...]
Diamond Calls Round Comic Shops To See If They're Switching To Penguin
Recently, Bleeding Cool reported more changes to the distribution of comic books to the direct market of comic book stores, as DC Comics and Marvel have left the exclusive distribution by Diamond Comic Distributors DC is now exclusive with Lunar, Marvel with Penguin Random House – though the latter allows other distributors like Diamond to[...]
Diamond Comics Joins The Stupid Culture Wars
Nevertheless, it appears that Diam0nd Comic Distributors wants to have a go with their latest, making this the hot topic for this Wednesday's PreviewsWorld YouTube show. Diamond Comic Distributors Joins The Stupid Culture Wars See, that's what happens when you have Billy Tucci on; he gets to ask the topic of the next video[...]
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When DC Comics left Diamond Comic Distributors, they kept the policy of Final Order Cut-Off (FOC) dates for retailers to change their orders closer to shipping time But rather than keep it on Monday night with all the other Diamond titles, they switched it to Sunday nights from Lunar or UCS – or the previous[...]
Marvel Cancels More Diamond Orders, Shops Must Reorder On New Terms
Marvel Comics cancelled all orders made by comic shops through Diamond on all the collections listed here coming out in October or later Instead, they must be reordered from Diamond using the new less favourable terms, or through Penguin Random House's possibly less favourable terms Marvel Comics have now added some more titles that have had their[...]
Marvel Cancels Diamond Orders Must Reorder On New Terms
Marvel Comics has cancelled all orders made by comic shops through Diamond on the collections listed below, coming out in October or later Instead, they must be reordered from Diamond using the new less favourable terms, or through Penguin Random House's possibly less favourable terms These have been added to this month's Previews – which[...]
Diamond Announces Online Retailer Summit
After a year of upheaval, Diamond Comic Distributors has announced the return of the Retailer Summit as an online event for 2021 on the 26th and 27th of September Content will include Vendor Presentations, Publisher Roundtables, Professional Development Workshops, a Virtual Exhibit hall, giveaways from sponsoring publishers, exclusive Summit sales, and prizes Diamond will also[...]
UPS Delays To Comic Stores - Especially In Southern California
Diamond Comic Distributors has received the following note from UPS, which they have passed on to comic book stores. We have been experiencing very heavy volume levels … We expect volume to continue to be strong and this is an [shipping] industry wide problem The surge in demand coupled with limited capacity have made the operating[...]
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After Diamond Comic Distributors lost 85% of DC Comics direct market distribution to its own biggest customer, DCBS, in the form of Lunar Distribution, it then appears to have lost the same amount of Marvel Comics direct market distribution to its Maryland neighbour, Penguin Random House However, Diamond had a get-out clause, those stores that[...]
Diamond Adds Demand Check To Help Decide Which TPBs To Reprint
Diamond Comic Distributors is adding a new service to its Final Order Cut-off Process, called "Demand Check" Here's how they describe it; When publishers make decisions regarding additional printings of trade paperback collections and graphic novels, they must anticipate demand and project sales using backorder quantities for product and anecdotal requests they receive from retailers[...]
Diamond Comic Distributors Launches Consumer Pullbox Service in June
Diamond Comic Distributors, the comic store distribution company that enjoyed a near-monopoly on the direct market, has announced a date for a new consumer-facing service, Pullbox from their PreviewsWorld online service A new service that allows comic shop customers a better way to manage their preorders and subscriptions with their local comic book specialty shop. The[...]