Brian Hibbs continues to learn more about sales patterns at his store since installing a new point-of-sale system. This month, he takes a look at all the inventory that doesn't move and what he ultimately does with it.
Brian Hibbs has owned and operated Comix Experience in San Francisco since 1989, was a founding member of the Board of Directors of ComicsPRO, has sat on the Board of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and has been an Eisner Award judge. His long-running column Tilting at Windmills, offering a veteran retailer's perspective on the comic book industry, ran on Comic Book Resources from 2008 to 2016. Topics include "Why Were Retailers Afraid to Order Big on DC’s Rebirth?," "For Creator-Owned Comics, Rights Imply Responsibilities," "The Art (and Commerce) of Licensed Comics," "Corporate Comics Blues," "The Self-Strangulation of the Direct Market" and his annual analysis of BookScan statistics. His book Tilting at Windmills: A Guide Towards Successful and Ethical Comics Retailing was published in 2003.
Articles by Brian Hibbs
With one year under his belt using a point-of-sales system, retailer Brian Hibbs has gathered all sorts of interesting data about graphic novel sales in his store and is readying a purge. The non-sellers are very surprising.
There's lots happening in the publishing world this month and Brian Hibbs is here to put it all in perspective. From the problems at Tokyopop and DC to a list of what the direct market needs from a publisher, don't miss this month's TILTING AT WINDMILLS!
Brian Hibbs brings his long-running column TILTING AT WINDMILLS to CBR! Always informative and usually controversial, Brian pulls no punches. Today, comics implosion and the Fantagraphics/ Diamond deal.