When I hear about a publisher selling out of their first printings of a new issue I’m excited to hear that for the creative team and the publisher. The way I look at first printings is that a publisher says “We think we will be able to sell ‘X’ amount of copies of this issue” – right? In an economy where printing more books than you think you can sell is not a good business decision. Printing costs money, especially for a smaller publisher or self-published creator. You cannot afford to print more than you think you can sell. So, when I hear that they have sold out of their first printing I’m excited for them. The question now is… do we print more?
Zenescope Entertainment is reporting that the #1 issue of new comic book title Alice in Wonderland has sold out through Diamond Comic Distributors. Further, the #1 issue has sold through the 19,000 initial printing on the first day of its release. At this time there are no plans to do a second printing of the book but Zenescope has made the comic book available for digital download immediately through the Comixology and Zenescope Apps and can be purchased there.