Diamond released their October 2016 sales numbers over the weekend and ICv2 has extrapolated those and determined actual unit sales: Top 300 Comics Actual and Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual. Also worth noting is Diamond’s Top Ten Books. 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, one Artist Edition style book published in October 2016 made the sales chart.
|287||Girl Power: Amanda Conner Gallery Edition||369|
|N/A||Jack Kirby Kamandi The Last Boy On Earth Artist’s Edition Vol 2||N/A|
The 300th spot on the chart sold 357 units, and so Jack Kirby Kamandi The Last Boy On Earth Vol 2 didn’t sell at least that many in North America. This normally moves us to the Top 10 Books list, but no listings there. Jack Kirby Kamandi The Last Boy On Earth Artist’s Edition Vol 1 sold 987 copies in June 2015 so this lack of listing is troubling.
Let’s encourage publishers to release their sales numbers.