Diamond Comic Distributors Provides Free Comic Book Day Relief For Retailers

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Free Comic Book Day is May 5 this year. FCBD is always the first Saturday in May; participating comic book retailers give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops.

FCBD is an excellent event to introduce new readers to medium, but there’s one catch. Retailers pay between 25 and 50 cents per book, and if the retailer does not counteract the hard cost of the event with a big sale, this becomes a costly promotion for a store owner.

EXAMPLE: If 500 people come to your store and you give them three books each, that’s 1,500 books which could potentially cost a retailer between $600 and $800.

FCBD isn’t cheap, but it is usually one of the busiest days for comic book retailers. This year, to ease the burden of a large invoice for FCBD titles, Diamond Comic Distributors has announced that it will bill participating retailers on two separate invoices.

“Many retailers have requested in the past to delay billing for Free Comic Book Day books due to the large cost involved with that week’s invoice. We’re happy that we can oblige, and hopefully splitting the invoice cost to before and after the event will ease the burden on retailers, so they can concentrate on having an exciting and successful Free Comic Book Day Event,” said Diamond VP-Sales and Marketing Roger Fletcher.


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What comic book store are you going to on FCBD? Comment below.

The comics available for FCBD:
FCBD 2018 AVENGERS CAPTAIN AMERICA
FCBD 2018 BARRIER (MR)
FCBD 2018 BOOM MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS SPECIAL SG
FCBD 2018 COMICS FRIENDS FOREVER
FCBD 2018 DARK HORSE OVERWATCH & BLACK HAMMER
FCBD 2018 DC COMICS DC SUPER HERO GIRLS #1
FCBD 2018 DISNEY PRINCESS ARIEL SPOTLIGHT
FCBD 2018 DOCTOR WHO #0
FCBD 2018 INVADER ZIM FLOOPSY BLOOPS SHMOOPSY
FCBD 2018 POKEMON SUN & MOON & HORIZON
FCBD 2018 RIVERDALE (ONGOING)
FCBD 2018 TRANSFORMERS UNICRON #0
FCBD 2018 2000 AD REGENED
FCBD 2018 BERLIN BY JASON LUTES (MR)
FCBD 2018 BOBS BURGERS
FCBD 2018 BONGO COMICS FREE-FOR-ALL
FCBD 2018 BOOM ADVENTURE TIME FIONNA & CAKE SPECIAL
FCBD 2018 BRIEF HISTORY OF TANK GIRL
FCBD 2018 CRUSH
FCBD 2018 DIE KITTY DIE I LOVE YOU TO DEATH
FCBD 2018 FANTAGRAPHICS WORLDS GREATEST CARTOONISTS (MR
FCBD 2018 GHOST IN THE SHELL GLOBAL NEURAL NETWORK
FCBD 2018 GRAPHIX SPOTLIGHT SPARKS
FCBD 2018 HOWARD LOVECRAFTS BIG BOOK OF SUMMER FUN
FCBD 2018 INFINITY WATCH AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
FCBD 2018 INVASION
FCBD 2018 JAMES BOND VARGAR
FCBD 2018 LADY MECHANIKA
FCBD 2018 LEGEND OF KORRA & NINTENDO ARMS
FCBD 2018 MALIKA – CREED & FURY
FCBD 2018 MAXWELLS DEMONS #1
FCBD 2018 METABARON META GUARDIANESS AND TECHNO BARON
FCBD 2018 MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES
FCBD 2018 NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS ZEROS JOURNEY #0
FCBD 2018 ONLY LIVING BOY
FCBD 2018 RELAY #0
FCBD 2018 SCOUT COMICS PRESENTS THE MALL
FCBD 2018 SHADOW ROADS #1
FCBD 2018 SHADOWMAN SPECIAL
FCBD 2018 SILVER
FCBD 2018 SPONGEBOB FREESTYLE FUNNIES
FCBD 2018 STAR WARS ADVENTURES
FCBD 2018 STARBURNS PRESENTS #1
FCBD 2018 STRANGERS IN PARADISE XXV #1 (MR)
FCBD 2018 STREET ANGELS DOG
FCBD 2018 TICK 2018 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY
FCBD 2018 ULTRA STREET FIGHTER II #1
FCBD 2018 VIZ MY HERO ACADEMIA & RWBY
FCBD 2018 WORLDS OF ASPEN ANNIV ED
FCBD 2018 WORM WORLD SAGA


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