Economics of Movie Tie-Ins

Sam Hobart at MacGuffin (the “graphic novel bookshop” in Newport News, VA) has put up an informative post comparing sales of 300 and V for Vendetta. Both had surprisingly successful movies, both are single-volume tie-ins, and both made almost exactly the same amount of money for the store. Which is interesting, since 300 is $30 while V for Vendetta is $20.

Hobart also talks briefly about why the economics of discounting rarely make it a smart choice for retailers.

One Response to “Economics of Movie Tie-Ins”

  1. Dan Says:

    I noticed that he says that the higher pricetag may have scared off afew readers, but I’d swear I’ve seen cheaper softcover versions of 300 kicking around.




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