Monday, September 20, 2004

Keen on Keenspot: Publishers Weekly (subscription required) spotlights, which is expanding into print with graphic-novel compilations of the site's webcomics, and a separate imprint for original works:

"Keenspot's 2003 revenues were up 81%, to $188,467, and recently Crosby moved the business into a 40,000-sq.-ft. former school building in Cresband, S.Dak., and in the process added a shipping department. [CEO Chris] Crosby said while the majority of Keenspot's sales come from online advertising, 'book and merchandising revenue are quickly rivaling it.' Net profits are split 50/50 with the Keenspot cartoonists, who are signed exclusively to the site."