How Long Should You Wait Before Bringing Out the Trade?
What’s odd about this is the pacing.
The Stray book collects the entire miniseries, four issues. But issue #4 was released just last week. The Nutmeg book collects the first three issues. But issue #3 was released the week before, at the end of May.
That’s a really quick turnaround for the collected editions. Typically, retailers don’t like that, because it makes the final issue a “dead product”, something of little interest to customers, more quickly. However, the makers of Nutmeg were tweeting that issue #3 was sold out, so in this case, at least, making the collection available quickly better satisfies potential readers.
HUGE NEWS, y'all. It looks like #Nutmeg #3, "What Girls Are Made Of," has SOLD OUT at the distributor! Hopefully you can find a copy!
— Nutmeg Comic (@NutmegComic) June 9, 2015