Safe Haven?

Carnal Comics checked in the comments of a previous post with an update, noting:

“We are currently working an arrangement with Haven Distribution who sepcialize in carry the unique cutting edge comics. So we may still have a presence in the comic shop marketplace.”

Haven Distributors also came up this week in Rich Johnston’s Lying in the Gutters column at Comic Book Resources and in a wrap-up at Anime News Network. Newsarama’s Rick Offenberger interviewed Haven’s Lance Stahlberg earlier this week as well:

“Part of our mission is to help bring independent comics to the market. We give deserving titles a chance when Diamond won’t. We still have a submission and approval process, and you may get taken on consignment, but we boast a wide range of titles that cater to many tastes. Every new book we offer is treated the same.”

It would certainly be an interesting development if Diamond’s cost-cutting measures turned Haven into a major rival. Haven already seems like it’s in a good position for the “Offered Again” market sector.

One Response to Safe Haven?

  1. gynocrat says:

    I’m selling Only Words through them, but the book does move better through Amazon. Another thing is, it sort of gets lost in there with other ‘gay’ theme titles. I don’t think there’s enough ‘stock’ yet to really warrant them making a more categorized catalog, so it’s not fatal. They’ve been responsive, and always return my emails– so I can’t complain.

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