The merger between Canada’s Wattpad and South Korea’s Naver, says Allen Lau, is built on audience and platform expansion.
Toronto-based Wattpad will retain its leadership team following its acquisition by South Korean tech company Naver, in a US$600 million cash and stock deal.
Politically related biography and memoir gained, and children’s print gained 12 percent over the second quarter of 2019 in unit sales.
Monthly US book sales dropped to 2.5 million units in its worst ‘acute COVID period’ week, says NPD analyst Kristin McLean.
Netflix acquires comic book publisher Millarworld. Barnes & Noble Education adds positions in Brazil, France, Mexico with Student Brands.
New research by comics site Graphic Policy finds as many as 53% of comic book readers may now ve women — and they are demanding stronger female characters.
You may think of teen comic hero Archie as a ‘nostalgia brand,’ but a fresh look and edgier stories he is being updated for a new generation of readers.
Australian upstart publisher Milk Shadow Books has tapped a well of multicultural comics talent down under to produce a string of bestselling fringe titles.
Image Comics may be best known as the publisher of The Walking Dead, but its their business model which is truly noteworthy, writes Samuel Sattin.
By Daniel Kalder The idea of comics for adults exploded in the US in the mid 1980s, via the pioneering work of creators such as Alan Moore, Frank Miller and Art Spiegelman. Their use of the medium to explore adult themes (or in Miller’s case, adolescent themes) seemed revolutionary at the time, and comics like Watchmen, The Dark Knight and …
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