BOOM! Studios Takes One Small Step for Retailers
Okay BOOM! Studios have been one of my favorite comic book publishers in recent years. They come out with quality books and truly help build a better community for comic book readers every where.
I remember when I was a kid there were three comic shops I could choose from. Each one had their different focus, but each one as welcoming as the other. They were communities. To this day, comic book stores are a safe haven for all of us nerds to come together and talk to each other, make new friends, and learn about this world we love. With the age of digital media, we’ve never been as connected as we are today. But the comic book stores we cherish struggle. Comic book stores close down regularly (I’ve had three closed down near me in the last five years) and the ones that stay around worried about what’s in their future. That’s where BOOM! Studios steps in and continues to further the betterment for comic book retailers with BOOM! Guarantee!
BOOM! Studios recently revealed details of their groundbreaking upgrades to their BOOM! Guarantee retailer rewards program, first announced last month at the ComicsPRO Annual Meeting (where the publisher received the prestigious Industry Award).
With the introduction of this new benefit to the BOOM! Guarantee program – which remains 100% free to any participating retailers – a minimum of (2) graphic novel releases each month will be fully returnable, an opportunity previously only available to the book store market. This is the first time that any North American comic book publisher has offered full returnability via affidavit on graphic novels and, like the current single issue returnability offered through the BOOM! Guarantee program, will not require any minimum orders or returning of physical product.
A New Opportunity
This is an unprecedented opportunity for comic shop retailers joins the already unparalleled returnability offered through the BOOM! Guarantee program which allows participants free returnability on a minimum of (6) select new release single issues each month. To provide these retailers with a chance to invest in every new series without any risk, BOOM! Studios offer this returnability through at least the second issue of these select series; without any order minimums or cover stripping.
“BOOM! Studios have distinguished itself by putting comic shops first and earning a reputation as the best partner to our friends in the retail community. And, this new opportunity for any comic shop retailer in the BOOM! Guarantee program represents our belief that the health of the direct market is paramount to the success of the comic book medium and that every publisher has a responsibility to continually reinvest in comic stores,” said Filip Sablik, President of Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios. “We believe that our partners in the direct market shouldn’t be asked to take a risk on new ideas and new series. It’s time for a revolution in how we do business and that starts by offering them the same opportunities the industry has generally only afforded to bookstores and online retailers.”
The new graphic novel returnability via the BOOM! Guarantee program will begin with June-shipping titles including HOTEL DARE, a world-hopping fantasy for young readers from Terry Blas (Dead Weight) and illustrated by rising talent Claudia Aguirre (Kim & Kim); and PLATE TECTONICS, a riveting look at a modern approach to life, romance, and motherhood after divorce from the popular French cartoonist and illustrator Margaux Motin (But I Really Wanted to Be an Anthropologist).
To learn more about the BOOM! Guarantee program and to sign up for free, please visit: http://www.boom-studios.com/boom-guarantee/
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