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Wednesday, January 21, 2009 

Diamond's new policies that could endanger smaller publishers

Another sad sign of how comics are facing extinction if they don't adapt to better conditions, Diamond, which has been virtually the only distributor for comics for a decade and a half, has announced it'll be increasing its benchmark for what products it'll carry by a thousand dollars. This'll affect small independant publishers for starters, then major ones are likely to suffer next. What this tell is that the time has come to move to something along the lines of Original Graphic Novels (OGN), or even something similar to the "prestige format" books that were being put out for at least two decades, and to move to regular book distribution companies if that's what they'll need to survive, or find new life.

This is also the result of the economy suffering, of course.

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