UK Retailer Outreach
May 18, 2012
Today’s the day I head down to Kapow Con in London to sell and promote The Standard, and make the first steps towards getting this book in the hands of a wider British audience. As I prepare to participate in one of the biggest UK comic conventions, now is perhaps the best time to bring up this topic of discussion that’s been brewing in my head for a while.
You may have read of the great success being enjoyed by ComixTribe, publisher of The Standard. Their books have been selling well across a micro-distribution network of over 50 stores across the US and Canada, so much so that they have caught the attention of Diamond, and now Scam and The Red Ten are set to be made available to comic stores worldwide. The Standard is one of the next ComixTribe properties to be rolled out, hitting the American micro-distribution network in August. I’m really excited for The Standard to be finally debuting across America. But before that happens, what I’d really love to happen is for The Standard to debut across the UK.
The first three issues of the comic have done very well here in Glasgow, Scotland, and now I’m keen to spread it out wider. I’m a British comic fan myself, and so I would love for The Standard to be available in more British stores. I already have a distribution network in the form of ComixTribe affiliate ICG Publishing, who put out professional-quality work and ship anywhere in the world. All I need are retailers interested in participating. I want to roll out The Standard UK-wide, starting with a new edition of issue #1 in June.
And that’s where you come in.
Are you a British comic retailer who is open to stocking more independent comics? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll give you all the ordering information you need. Are you a British comic reader who would like to have The Standard stocked in your LCS? Contact your local comic retailer, tell them about The Standard, and have them contact me at email@example.com. I’ll be doing my bit to ramp up awareness of the series and give the hard sell to comic retailers across the country in the coming weeks, but while I do that, it would be very good to gauge interest and see if there’s any demand.
See you at Kapow Con!