Monday, October 25, 2004

Diamond's slow shipping on books... 

Geeze, previews reviews this week was a bit of an eye-opener. I'd heard before about comics retailers getting things like manga a lot later than bookstores. A lot of people (myself included) assumed that it was companies like Tokypop giving preference to the marketplaces where they make the most money.

But it seems like in almost all cases, companies ship to Diamond at the same time as bookstore distributers, with as much as a 15 day difference in some cases!

With the recent exclusive contracts by companies like Tokyopop for Diamond in comic shops, I really hope Diamond get their acts together. You'd think Diamond would be one of the companies most devoted to helping comic shops out compared to bookstores, but it sure doesn't seem that way...

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