Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Link roundup

1. One happy side effect of digital comics taking off will hopefully be an industry less marred by speculators.

2. Those stories about Ikea abandoning bookcases because people don't buy books anymore were nonsense: "As it turns out, not only had the 15 inch bookcase been in development for a period of eighteen months to two years. Ebooks didn't factor at all into the decision."

3. And speaking of stories getting too much press, my favorite headline of the day: "Who Will Protect Children From Dangerously Exciting Cartoons?"

4. Vladimir Putin, Man of Action.

1 comment:

  1. I used to work in a comic store and still keep in touch with my friends that own/run it. Back issues older than the early 80's aren't really worth anything. They tell me back issue sales in general are super slow. All of these speculators walk into the store and pick up multiple copies of these books and shove them into plastic bags, but so does everyone else which means that nothing is really that rare - they printed millions of each issue.

    Hopefully people are reading comics because they enjoy them, not because they might get a return on their "investment".

    I enjoy going to the comic store, but if there were digital subscriptions for the iPad digital comics that were cheaper then buying the real books I think I might switch...