Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Comic Clippings - 21 November

Beano Annual sales for week ending 11 November helped it reach #2 in The Bookseller charts, knocking The End by Lemony Snicket down into 3rd position. But Doctor Who: The Official Annual is still clinging on to the number one spot. I've found some Neilsen Bookscan figures for the past couple of weeks which show that both Doctor Who and Beano Book sales are increasing: w/e 4 November: Doctor Who sold 17,950; Beano Book sold 10,555. w/e 11 November: Doctor Who sold 26,633; Beano Book sold 15,820.

Cumulative sales (and this doesn't include Amazon or other online services, I believe) amount to 129,723 for Doctor Who and 79,375 for Beano Book. Those figures will jump tremendously over the next couple of weeks as we're now in the serious Christmas buying season.

(* I spent a delightful half hour talking to Frances Finn at BBC Nottingham yesterday and I've another interview on Thursday morning with BBC Hereford and Worcester, probably fairly brief from past experience of morning shows, although there should be a chance to win a subscription to the magazine. We're also doing subscription competitions with BBC Kent and BBC Wales over the next couple of weeks, so keep your ears tuned if your in Kent or Wales. Or move to Kent or Wales.

(If that's not an option, you can get a sub. through the Look and Learn website. Works out at under a quid a copy if you take postage and packing into consideration. Well worth the price for a chance to wallow in nostalgia and re-read 'The Fall and Rise of the Trigan Empire'!)

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