Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Behind the scenes at Rebellion

Here's a page from the Bookseller magazine, dated  6/11/2015, featuring a short interview with Ben Smith, Rebellion's current head of books & comics publishing.

Comics and grpahic novels have been getting more and more play in the magainze in recent years. The editors try very hard but it does feel patronising at times - 'OMG! Real books are having a hard time but people seem to be spending money on graphic novels. Maybe we should care about them more'.

And, because it's fundamentally a sales magazine, they are obliged to champion some godawful crap, especially Marvel's Civil War (by far their biggest seller, i the UK at any rate). The latest sensation is Joe Sugg's (ghost written and drawn) Username: Evie. I haven't read it, so have no idea if it's any good, but it does seem to be a comic being bought by people who like Sugg's Youtube channel, who seemingly have a very small overlap with people who aread a lot of comics. So it's great that a new demographic is being tapped, I'll give it that.

Anyway, Rebellion get a fair bit of play in the Bookseller, and it's nice that they can back that up with a) good sales and b) cracking good product!


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Anonymous javeed said...

Good post. I learn something totally new and It's always helpful to read articles from other writers and practice a little something from their sites.


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