Friday, April 16, 2010
Chicago Comic Entertainment Expo 2010
Like all good stories, this one starts at the beginning. After several weeks of intense competitive research, Rich G. and I decided to attend the retailer's convention in Chicago IL. This adventure began at the urging of John Kim of Diamond Comic Distributors, who wisely suggested we take the the time to interact with our retailer peers before the launch of our store. His advice was more valuable than we knew. We attended seminars on best retail practices, business planning, made contacts with independent publishers, and even learned a great deal about the impact of digital distribution on the Comic Book and Graphic Novel Industry.