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Congressman Lewis has a #1 Graphic Novel

March: Book One is good, really good, like “best of 2013” good. So, it’s no surprise that Congressman John Lewis, who along with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell, created March have a number one best seller on their hands. The graphic novel is in the top spot of the New York Times graphic novel list which the newspaper started four years ago. This is the first time a book by Top Shelf has seen the top spot.

The graphic novel had lines waiting to buy it and meet the Congressman at San Diego Comic-Con and Top Shelf sold more copies than any other item before at the convention.

This weekend also marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, with thousands converging on Washington, DC to remember to momentous event.

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Promotion of the graphic novel continues this Sunday, August 25 and Wednesday, August 28, when you can catch Congressman Lewis on (deep breath) CNN’s “Newsroom,” CNN’s “State of the Union” with Candy Crowley, NBC’s “Meet the Press” with David Gregory, CBS’s “Face the Nation” with Bob Schieffer, BBC’s “World News America,” PBS’s “Charlie Rose,” and CNN’s “The Lead” with Jake Tapper!

This is an unprecedented promotion for a graphic novel, and hopefully a model that other publishers can follow.