Comic book publishers thrive in the industry

Dynamite, IDW and BOOM! Studios have carved a new niche in comics with a mix of original content and well-known licensed characters.

The trio put out a wide range of series owned by their creators, but key to their success has been licensing well-known media properties — everything from “Transformers” to “Game of Thrones,” “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” to “Sons of Anarchy.” In a North American comic book market estimated to be at least $800 million, independent titles draw in fresh audiences, excite old fan bases hungry for new stories and underwrite the companies’ original series.

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One “traditional” writer’s income for 2015 – TeleRead

Here’s a counterpoint to all those AuthorEarnings reports on the self-publishing scene. U.S. fantasy author Jim C. Hines has posted an annual item on his blog detailing his income for the past year, and its sources. And, he says, I’m happy to say that 2015 was my best year yet.

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