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Diamond Estimates 1.5 Million Free Comic Book Day Attendees

Written by Tim Midura on Tuesday, May 22 2018 and posted in News with Benefits
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Diamond Estimates 1.5 Million Free Comic Book Day Attendees

59% of shops reported their best sales of the year on FCBD.


Source: Diamond

Free Comic Book Day took place on May 5 and Diamond Comic Distributors, the "non-monopoly" in charge of distributing comics and co-ordinating FCBD has reported that the event was a rousing success. They estimate 1.5 million people attended and received 5.3 million comics at 2,428 locations. 

Diamond also estimates that $5 million in free advertising was generated for the comics industry, leaving out the fact that the advertising isn't free as the shops needed to buy the comics themselves.

According to a self-reported survey, over 90% of retailers reported the event as "extremely positive" or "positive." While 59% of retailers reported that FCBD was their best sales day of the year.

Next year's Free Comic Book Day is set for May 4, 2019.





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