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Bulletin: September, Third Quarter, YTD up overall for comics

Monday, October 20, 2008

Still putting together the Diamond estimates for September 2008 — but I can convey now that based on the numbers I have in, the Overall category (all comics, all trade paperbacks, and all magazines sold to retailers by Diamond) is up for the month, the third quarter, and the year to date. The estimates:

September 2008 Overall: $35.11 million
+7% over September 2007's $32.68 million
+25% over September 2003's $28.1 million

Third Quarter 2008: $112.89 million
+4% over 3Q 2007's $108.68 million

Year to date: $321.69 million
+1% over last year's $318.79 million

Note that September 2007 was one of the weaker months of last year, comparatively. And it is quite possible that the narrower categories may have performed worse than the overall category — that has been the pattern all year. We'll see when I finish the count. In the meantime, the widest measure is up. Developing...

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