Diamond released its January 2020 sales numbers over the weekend and ICv2 has extrapolated those and determined actual unit sales. These numbers are for Diamond’s direct sales in North America only and don’t include Diamond UK or the bookstore market. It’s worth reading the additional information under the sales charts.
For the purposes of the AE Index, where we record initial sales month, Two Artist Edition style books were published in January 2020.
|N/A||Ed Piskor: The Fantagraphics Studio Edition||<201|
|N/A||P. Craig Russell’s The Selfish Giant and Other Stories Fine Art Edition||<201|
Neither book had enough orders through Diamond to make the list, meaning they had sales numbers below 201.
Diamond sales will never accurately represent or report the Artist’s Edition format market because it’s too small of a data pool. We won’t know more until publishers are willing to share their sales data.