Who Sold What?: New York Times Graphic Novel Bestsellers 2013

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It’s a new year, and what better time to take a look back at what happened in 2013? Regular readers of The Beat know me as the comic BOOK guy.  I’m a bookseller, a librarian, a comics evangelist, and, yes, a seeker of the esoteric.  So that means while people (and websites) cover the comics […]

Analysis: New York Times Bestsellers: Graphic Books: Trade Paperbacks: 2012

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Every week, the New York Times runs bestseller listings, which include “Graphic Books”.  There’s a listing for Hardcover, Paperback, and Manga titles.  The Times dates the charts a week ahead of publication, while tabulating titles a week behind.  That means that the chart from January 1, 2012 “reflects sales for the week ending December 17, […]

Analysis: New York Times Bestsellers: Graphic Books: Manga 2012

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When the New York Times first started their “graphic books” bestseller lists, they included one for manga.  Why manga?  Why not one for superheroes, or comic strips, or any other segment of graphic novels?

Analysis: New York Times Bestsellers: Graphic Books: Hardcovers 2012

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So as the new year approaches, I continue my look back at the graphic novels which made the New York Times bestseller lists in 2012.

Analysis: New York Times Bestsellers: Graphic Books: 2012: Overview

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As the end of the year approaches, it is commonplace to take a look back at the year, see where we’ve been, and if it foretells anything for the year ahead.  I’m a bookseller and librarian, and this past year saw a continuing growth of comics in bookstores and specialty shops. The New York Times […]

Miscellaneous Linkage: Weekend Edition

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Some random linkage via Google News. Bronies, professors, movie critics, Grant Morrison, CCI:SD, and otaku and jocks coexisting peacefully in Los Angeles!