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)

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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

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British Comic Sales Figures, Winners and Losers (January – June 2018): Beano on the rise, Peppa Pig continues to party to high sales

Report by John Freeman and Jeremy Briggs The latest sales figures for some comics and children’s magazines available on the UK news stand for the first half of 2018 have been published by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC). There are winners and losers as ever, as consumer magazines in general continue to battle for readers, andContinue reading British Comic Sales Figures, Winners and Losers (January – June 2018): Beano on the rise, Peppa Pig continues to party to high sales

The children's magazine section of a typical mid-range WHSmith, July 2017. Because WHSmith have given over much shelf space to non-magazine items in this store the comics are cramped and many are at adult height, limiting purchase choice for younger buyers - a far cry from past decades when all comics were within easy reach in newsagents to encourage a pocket money spend.

British Comic Sales Figures, Winners and Losers (January – June 2017): Publishers bullish, MEGA and LEGO titles on the rise

The latest sales figures for comics available on the UK new stand might on first sight make for depressing reading for both publishers and readers alike (the latter fearing for the cancellation of their favourite titles). But closer inspection of the consumer magazine figures for the first half of 2017 just published by the Audit BureauContinue reading British Comic Sales Figures, Winners and Losers (January – June 2017): Publishers bullish, MEGA and LEGO titles on the rise

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Comics Circulation Figures For 2016 Released by ABC

February is the month when the Audit Bureau Of Circulations (ABC), who describe themselves as “the industry body for media measurement”, release the official circulation figures for Consumer Magazines that are registered with them. That includes comics and comics magazines published by Panini, Denis Publishing and DC Thomson. It should be pointed out that all theContinue reading Comics Circulation Figures For 2016 Released by ABC