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  • #16
    G;day,

    They would be plain stupid if they didn't care. Big rule in business, measure everything. The only way to properly manage a business is to measurements of everything affecting your business as a minor change can have a dramatic effect on your profits.

    ta

    Ralph

    Originally posted by MajorHoy View Post
    Why should the publishers care / want that information known? They're not government agencies or anything . . . they only have to answer to shareholders.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by ralphuniverse View Post
      G;day,

      They would be plain stupid if they didn't care. Big rule in business, measure everything. The only way to properly manage a business is to measurements of everything affecting your business as a minor change can have a dramatic effect on your profits.

      ta

      Ralph
      I think you missed the Major's point, Ralph. It's not that they don't care to keep track of these things for the business, it's more like why would they care to share that information with the public. It's literally none of their business.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by pulphero View Post
        I think you missed the Major's point, Ralph. It's not that they don't care to keep track of these things for the business, it's more like why would they care to share that information with the public. It's literally none of their business.
        Exactly.

        Besides, depending on how low the numbers may be, companies may not want the general public to know that. It may discourage others from signing on to digital if they think it's going to go the way of the Betamax. (That's the video cassette system that lost out to VHS in the days of the wooly mammoths and Neanderthals.)

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        • #19
          There is one source for information on sales that we know of. Publishers that carry outside advertising (which I believe is limited to Marvel and DC) have to make their circulation numbers known to potential advertisers through trade publications in order to attract those advertising dollars.

          There are a couple of things about using this as your source of sales figures though -- first, Marvel and DC don't report the sales of individual titles, they report the circulation of the entire line of comics that carry advertising (so that eliminates things like trade paperbacks, the ICON line, and other Marvel publications that *don't* carry paid, as opposed to in-house, ads), because ad space is sold through the entire line, not for individual titles. Second, it's to Marvel and DC's advantage in attracting paid advertisers to inflate that number a little bit, so the totals *might* also include the comics that don't carry ads, or the total number of copies printed (not the number that are actually purchased by retailers through their distributors). That number is also more than a little deceptive to the potential advertiser, because with the direct-market distribution system, it's not reflective of the number of potential READERS that those comics are reaching.

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          • #20
            Wow.

            Three or four years after the demise of the original iteration of Project Superpowers, it looks like The Owl *may* finally get collected:

            https://www.amazon.com/Project-Super...s=the+owl+krul

            January 2017, 104 pages (which suggest the X-Mas special still remains uncollected).

            Personally I hope they get enough orders to publish it as it makes my PS re-reading easier.

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            • #21
              Reading back to the 2014 posts, I found the article below which might be of interest to those who are also curious about stats for digital sales.

              http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/05/comic...-flourish.html

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              • #22
                It looks like Dynamite is finally going to be releasing a tpb collection for this four-issue series (originally published back in 2013).

                PROJECT SUPERPOWERS: THE OWL TRADE PAPERBACK
                Fear the shadows, the Owl has returned! Lost for fifty years in an ethereal limbo, the heroic adventurer of the 1940s has returned, cloaked in a winged costume and fueled by a fierce dedication to justice. In a violent and desperate modern world populated by strangers, having lost the woman he loved, will the Owl's body and spirit survive this frightening new reality... especially when a vicious new Owl Girl appears, staining his former partner's legacy in blood?
                Cover: Alex Ross
                Writer: J.T. Krul
                Art: Heubert Khan Michael, Alex Ross
                Rating: Teen +
                Format: Softcover
                Page Count: 104 pages
                U.S. Cover Price: $15.99
                ON SALE DATE: 1/11/2017
                ISBN-13: 978-1-5241-0238-8
                https://www.dynamite.com/htmlfiles/v...RO=C1524102385

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