Wednesday, July 23, 2014

There may be hope yet....

As the article linked-to above notes, comic book sales in stores are depressingly low. Superior Spider-Man -- the biggest-selling comic today -- has more than 2.3 million units sold in 2013. Yet, just 100,000 of these were in comic book stores. The rest were online.

Finding a good pricing model for online work is essentially coming down to an auction. The work is produced, and it is auctioned off to readers, with the artists/writers using the proceeds to produce the next work.

That's an intriguing sales model, and one that may prove -- at last -- to be one that works on the Internet.

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