Just some of the comics and children's magazines on sale in Sainsbury's Lancaster, in August 2019

British Comic Sales Figures, Winners and Losers (January – June 2019)

Despite some bleak circulation figures, there’s a few bits of good cheer among the reported latest sales for consumer magazines on British news stands issued by the Audit Bureau of Circulations, which included comics. Overall, sales of children’s magazines grew, with Primary – Girls up by 7% with Primary – Boys up 3%. In termsContinue reading British Comic Sales Figures, Winners and Losers (January – June 2019)

Beano 3972 - Cover SNIP

British Comic Sales Figures, Winners and Losers (July – December 2018): Beano continues to shine

The latest sales figures for some comics and children’s magazines available on the UK news stand for the second half of 2018 have been published by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) – and there’s good news in particular for the Beano and VIZ, but overall, we have to express some continued disappointment that comics and children’sContinue reading British Comic Sales Figures, Winners and Losers (July – December 2018): Beano continues to shine

WHSmiths Pre-Teen and junior titles rack, 13th February 2018

British Comic Sales Figures, Winners and Losers (July – December 2017): Good news for Beano, bad for TOXIC

The latest sales figures for some comics and children’s magazines available on the UK news stand for the second half of 2017 have just been published by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC). There are winners and losers as ever, as consumer magazines in general fight for readers in an increasingly difficult market – but at leastContinue reading British Comic Sales Figures, Winners and Losers (July – December 2017): Good news for Beano, bad for TOXIC

British Comic Sales Figures: Winners and Losers (January – June 2015)

The Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) sales figures for titles registered with the organisation were published this week and overall, despite an overall decline in magazine circulation figures – down an average 5.5 per cent –  comics and children’s magazines continue to do well, with almost 50 titles appealing to young and teenage readers in theContinue reading British Comic Sales Figures: Winners and Losers (January – June 2015)

WH Smiths children's magazines rack, August 2014. Adventure comics such as 2000AD and Commando are racked in a separate section of this store.

British Comic Sales Figures: Winners and Losers (July – December 2014)

The Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) sales figures for titles registered with the organisation were published recently and comics and children’s magazine publishers have in the main reacted positively to the numbers, which see younger titles hold steady and, in some cases, grow. There’s good news for Immediate Media’s teen magazine Mega and Egmont’s TOXIC,Continue reading British Comic Sales Figures: Winners and Losers (July – December 2014)