Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Exceeding expectations: Publishers Weekly (subscription required) talks with ICv2.com's Milton Griepp about the rapid growth of the graphic-novel market, which is exceeding earlier estimates. It comes as no suprise that manga is the fastest-growing category:

"Griepp also noted that manga titles aimed at boys have been doing better than before in bookstores, and shoujo, manga aimed at girls, has seen sales increase in boy-dominated comics stores. And, although some retailers are starting to worry that the manga market will eventually hit a glut, 'we don't see any signs of one in sales,' Griepp said. 'The underlying trend seems very strong, and it's continuing.'"