Sitcomics Announces a Brand New Distribution Model
Look alive, comic book fans! Comic publisher Sitcomics has announced a new distribution model in hopes to disrupt the current model. The publisher has announced “Sell-Through Distribution,” a new national comic book distribution system that will ring in the new year by putting the buying power back in the hands of readers.
Sell-Through Distribution will usher in The Binge Age of Comics on Wednesday January 3rd when over 100 comic shops in all 50 states, including Comix Experience in San Francisco, Mile High Comics in Denver, Fat Jack’s Comicrypt in Philadelphia and all eleven locations of Graham Crackers Comics, begin handing out free copies of The 2018 Binge Book Catalog to their pull list subscribers. The glossy, 8-page catalog contains complete solicitations for Sitcomics’ 2018 wave of Binge Books, the all-new, exclusive comic book format that gives readers a complete, 64-page, full-color, story arc for only $3.99. Customers have until January 25th to place orders at participating shops, but instead of the usual three-month gap between solicitations and release date, Sell-Through Distribution allows readers to pick up their brand-new Sitcomics less than a week later, on Wednesday January 31st, 2018!
Sitcomics’ Darin Henry said the shift is to position the publisher in the world of “binge entertainment.” Audiences now expect “entertainment to be complete, immediate, affordable, and very, very good.”
The creation of Sell-Through Distribution was inspired by Sitcomics’ unique 64-page Binge Book format which guarantees readers three times the usual amount of story and art for only $3.99.
Sitcomics is inviting every comic book store in the US to take part in its Sell-Through Distribution System but retailers won’t be asked to stock any Binge Books unless and until their customers use the catalog to order them. Readers who want more for their four-dollar entertainment investment should ask their local comic book shop to order the totally free 2018 Binge Book Catalog by emailing the publisher at firstname.lastname@example.org. Shops that do decide to stock Sitcomics for their shelves will be eligible for the company’s new returnability policy.
Sitcomics will announce its complete solicitations, including plot summaries and creative teams on January 2nd, 2018. Additional announcements will follow, including locations of appearances by Sitcomics creators in comic shops across the USA on January 31st, 2018.
Below is a list of all retailers participating in Sitcomics’ Sell-Through Distribution System as of 12/28/17:
|CAPITOL CITY COMICS||DR. NO’S COMICS||MUSE COMICS||RAH-COCO’S|
|THE COMIC SHOP||OTHER REALMS||THE DRAGON’S LAIR||BORDERLANDS COMICS|
|JESSE JAMES COMICS||CAPTAIN COMICS||ALTERNATE REALITY||RAINBOW COMICS|
|KAPOW! COMICS||GRAHAM CRACKERS COMICS||DOUBLE MIDNIGHT||THE GOLDEN AGE, 1942|
|CALIFORNIA||ALTER EGO COMICS||NEW JERSEY||TEXAS|
|COMIX EXPERIENCE||INDIANA||DEWEY’S COMIC CITY||GEEK OUT|
|COMICS CONSPIRACY||COMIC QUEST||FAT JACK’S COMICRYPT||UTAH|
|THE COMIC BUG||IOWA||FUNNYBOOKS||BLACK CAT COMICS|
|HI DE HO/GEOFFREY’S COMICS||RODMAN COMICS||NEW MEXICO||VERMONT|
|YESTERYEAR COMICS||KANSAS||ZIA COMICS||KILLER RABBIT COMICS|
|THE PERKY NERD||PRAIRIE DOG COMICS||NEW YORK||VIRGINIA|
|EMERALD KNIGHTS||KENTUCKY||QUEEN CITY BOOKSTORE||VELOCITY COMICS|
|HOUSE OF SECRETS||COMIC WORLD||NORTH CAROLINA||WASHINGTON|
|AVALON COMICS AND GAMES||LOUISIANA||SSALEFISH COMICS||I LIKE COMICS|
|KIMZAR KOLLECTABLES||BSI COMICS||HEROES AREN’T HARD TO FIND||WEST VIRGINIA|
|P DOT’S COMICS & COLLECTIBLES||MAINE||NORTH DAKOTA||COMIC WORLD|
|LEGACY COMICS||COAST CITY COMICS||PARADOX COMICS||WISCONSIN|
|PULP FICTION||MARYLAND||OHIO||GRAHAM CRACKERS COMICS|
|PAPER HEROS COMICS||CARDS, COMICS & COLLECTIBLES||LAUGHING OGRE COMICS||KOWABUNGA COMICS|
|HEROES COMICS (FRESNO)||MASSACHUSETTS||OKLAHOMA||WYOMING|
|4 COLOR FANTASIES||THE HALL OF COMICS||IMPULSE CREATIONS||DUGOUT COLLECTIBLES|
|COLORADO||GREEN BRAIN COMICS||ASTONISHING ADVENTURES||HOURGLASS COMICS|
|MILE HIGH COMICS||MINNESOTA||PENNSYLVANIA|
|CONNECTICUT||ISSUES NEEDED COMICS||FAT JACK’S COMICRYPT|
|THE COMIC CAVE||MISSISSIPPI||COMICS AND PAPERBACKS PLUS|
|DELAWARE||SOUTHERN FRIED COMICS||THE COMIC STORE|
|CAPTAIN BLUE HEN COMICS||MISSOURI||COMIC STORE WEST|
|FLORIDA||ALL AMERICAN COLLECTIBLES||COMIX CONNECTION|
|FAMOUS FACES & FUNNIES||PITTSBURGH COMICS|