Marvel Q2 Publishing Revenue up 20%; Backlist Credited

August 2006
Book Publishing Report;8/14/2006, Vol. 31 Issue 31, p3
Trade Publication
The article reports on the increase of publishing revenue of Marvel Enterprises Inc. It had an increase of 20 percent in the second quarter of 2006. However, it also had a decrease of 23 percent in the comic book giant's lucrative licensing business brought by the Spider-Man agreement the company had with Sony Corp. The company's representative Dan Buckley said the trade paperback books, hardcover titles, and increased sales efforts in blacklist sales were the main factors of the growth.


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