DC'S NEW DISTRIBUTORS "HAVE A PLAN" FOR THE UK - DIAMOND UK KNEW NOTHING UNTIL YESTERDAY
OK. We've moved forward a bit. DC's new distributors say that they "have a plan" for distribution outside the US - although there's no word regarding what that plan actually is. We'll keep you informed as and when we learn anything.
A more bizarre aspect to this story is the claim that Diamond UK had no idea that this was happening until yesterday morning. If this is true it means that nobody at Diamond takes any interest in comics when they're not at work (which suggests that there are no fans there), and that nobody at Diamond US thought to let anyone at Diamond UK know what was going on.
Genuinely no clue who we're going to navigate our way through this, but we'll do out best.
One thing is certain though - coming out of lockdown was always going to be a challenge. The additional costs that are likely to come with these changes - alongside cancellation and moves to digital only at both DC and Marvel are making it clear that we're not going to be able to return from lockdown without some radical changes to the way we do business. What those changes will be is something we're still trying to work out...
IT'S PRIDE MONTH!
Today's social media profile pic features Hazel and Mari from the wonderful Graphic Novel Bingo Love. Art by Joy San and Jenn St-Onge.
DIAMOND DELIVERY SCHEDULE TO END OF JUNE
We have previously announced that Diamond would be recommencing weekly deliveries from 20th May. As a result of various factors (their own warehouse capacity if they are to maintain social distancing and protect their staff, availability and cost of air freight and the need to be consistent) they have now revised and reduced this schedule. Deliveries will now re-start on Wednesday 27th May, and be fortnightly until the end of June, at which point they will reassess the situation.
The new schedule is as follows.
Wednesday June 10th
Wednesday June 24th
What will actually be shipping on those dates is unclear at present. We'll keep you informed.
GRAPHIC NOVELS ON DEMAND SERVICE NOW ACTIVE
For various logistical reasons we don't list our range of graphic novels and trade paperbacks online. However, we are now able to offer an ordering service - just tell us what you want, either by e-mail, through our social media or using the form on our website (click HERE to go to the appropriate page), we'll send you an invoice and have your book (or books) shipped directly to your door. We can even have them gift-wrapped if you're sending them to somebody else. (Or if you just like unwrapping things...)
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