It's always interesting to see local bestseller lists, to get a sense of how the readers in our city actually spend their money (and local year-end best-of lists are pretty good too, right??). On Sunday, Floating World Comics' Jason Leivian released a list of the year's top sellers. He writes:
I’ve been looking forward to putting this 2011 bestseller list, mainly out of curiosity. It’s been a strange year for print and comics. The new Kindle has a miniature incinerator which seems a bit aggressive. Yet our sales were up from last year. The business is still growing. I’ve noticed that customers are buying less monthly comics, but trade and graphic novel sales remain strong. Sales are also great for deluxe hardcovers and expensive omnibus collections. People will invest in quality.
And the top three sellers by dollar amount:
1. INCAL CLASSIC COLLECTION HC (Humanoids)
2. HABIBI (Pantheon)
3. MADMAN ATOMICA HC (Image)
But the whole thing is worth a read, if you're interested in comics and/or independent bookselling