WHSmith has finished bottom of the Which? annual UK high street shops survey rankings of more than 100 shops for the ninth year in a row, while specialist retailers come out on top. The annual survey of more than 7700 Which? members looked at the bricks and mortar shops offering the best in-store experiences, amidContinue reading High street comics retailer WHSmith ranked bottom of annual Which? poll
This week’s Beano (Issue 3977) is getting a limited distribution promotion, offering a bagged, free copy of the 2019 Beano Annual with purchase at participating WHSmith stores, which appear to be those at railway stations and airports. It got a good “box out” to grab attention in the comic section of stores such as theContinue reading New Beano offers free copy of 2019 annual in limited distribution promotion
A fleet of four black cars, sixteen wheelie suitcases, early morning phone calls and a bunch of bold claims. If downthetubes is covering this show, it can only mean one thing… over on The Apprentice, they tried making some comics. And they did – but oh, dear, what a disaster… The Apprentice is back onContinue reading In Review: The Apprentice does Comics… Badly
The new Striker football comic – its launch the result of a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign earlier this year – has been hit by distribution problems that mean Issue 3 will now not go on sale until next week in newsagents. Melding its photostrip-style lead story with features on the Striker World League, a traditional lineContinue reading New Striker comic distribution stymied by WHSmith, but the publishers have a cunning plan…
The new ComicScene UK magazine has launched a crowdfunder to get the magazine into over 600 shops across the UK on a monthly basis. They need to raise £5000 plus for the upfront cost to do this. Declaration of interest – I’m one of the writers on the title and I helped get the titleContinue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: Can you help get ComicScene UK into WHSmith and other newsagents?