- Posted by Johanna on January 13, 2007 at 9:44 am
- Category: Comic News
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez has thorough coverage. Stephanie Fierman was Senior VP of Sales and Marketing at DC, hired two years ago this month, and she is now leaving. The anniversary timing makes me wonder if it had something to do with a contract time period being up and not being renewed.
Gonzalez reports that “she was generally disliked by most of her colleagues and notoriously difficult to work for/with” without attribution. It’s plausible, though, that there would be clashes, as old-school comic market types are forced to work with future-looking bookstore planners. He also turns up an old comment predicting this time frame for her dismissal.
Gonzalez goes on to provide a personal viewpoint. He had interviewed for a position as DC’s Marketing Director, and the information he learned during that process sheds new light on DC’s process and goals. He’s right to identify DC’s progress into bookstores and more diverse product lines as likely slower than they’d prefer.