- Posted by Johanna on January 19, 2012 at 5:06 pm
- Category: LinkBlogging
Ryan Haupt at iFanboy has a suggestion to reduce online comic sharing: better local comic shops.
Now, my jaded side thinks that this was just a way to build comment traffic by setting up a post for people to share store horror stories while tying into a buzzword hot topic of the week, but maybe he has a point. In-person shopping is more fun than clicking a few buttons online. You can’t beat all the comics you want to read for free, but most people I know have no problem paying a fair price for good work. And since so many comic stores are small businesses, it’s easy to develop a relationship with a good retailer and want that business to continue.
There aren’t enough comic shops to cover all the potential readers in the U.S., so maybe piracy would decrease — or sales increase, at least, since no one’s sure exactly how the two are related — if there were more good outlets with knowledgeable, friendly staff to buy from. What do you think?