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Graphic Novel Sales on the Rise

2014 marked the biggest year yet for graphic novels, with approximately $460 million in sales. Children’s comics are also gaining in popularity. 

A more diverse readership has also had an impact, Griepp noted. Kids graphic novel sales are on the rise—up 35% year-to-date—behind licensed titles. Griepp added that Raina Telgemeier, author of the 2010 graphic novel Smile (Graphix), has ‘become a major superstar along the lines of Neil Gaiman or Marjane Satrapi’ whose ‘name alone will sell books.’ (Publishers Weekly)

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