Ah yes, the ol "let's wait for the big corporations to change their model of business out of the kindness of their own hearts" recurring discussion.
THEY ARE BUSINESSES!
But hey, we'll still be here to welcome them back with open arms if this thing fails.
Because retailers are suckers for punishment.
You know who the retailers online aren't blaming?
Retailers, because they're the ones that buy them in the first place.
It's all of us.
The Direct Market (remember, we're talking single issues here) is a delicate ecosystem.
And we've been in the middle of our very own Climate Change for a good while.
And hopefully we'll turn a profit.
THIS IS UNSUSTAINABLE!
How is it that these massive mega companies can't market anything to save their lives?!
That... that doesn't work like that anywhere else.
Because "marketing" for this is "let's put something on Newsarama and call it a day"
What's the point of releasing a book you don't believe in 100%?
Do you want to sell it or not?
Why spend money on marketing and potentially get new customers if you're happy with milking the usual people for more?
It really shouldn't be this way.
It doesn't have to be this way.
Join ComicsPro. We have a louder voice when we talk as one!
No one is going to help us, we have to help ourselves.
Keep being wonderful and spending money in your favourite comics book stores!
Word of warning, though, more and more stores are cutting orders as much as possible and if you're not there on Wednesday or have a pull list, you might miss out.
If your local shop has it, open an account on ComicHub to manage your orders.
Again, almost all the stores we know are trimming orders as much as possible, don't miss out!
The other ones, let's see how we can work together more. We can sell more comics TOGETHER.
Let's get into 2019 and work it out, ok?
Thanks for joining me tonight. My name is Bruno, and if I rant is because I love this stupid medium so much.
Have a good night folks, and see you in store.