Hey, internet? Help me research?
Posted by: Brian Hibbs on January 24, 2014
Tags: BookScan, Brian, Crowdsourcing Data
So I just got the 2013 BookScan data, but for me the biggest hole is ALWAYS “stuff that didn’t get categorized correctly” — supposed to be coded as “comics”, but, instead, it is listed as something else. This happens the most frequently with “Memoir” books — I have to manually request things like Maus and Persepolis every year, because they’re not natively on the “Comics” list.
Usually, I spend a few days combing through the previous year’s invoices, hoping to spot something obvious, but this year, with the second store, I barely have time to write the BookScan column at all, let alone being fussy about trying to find those 1-2 books that are worth reporting on, but got missed.
SO: below the cut is a list of titles released in 2013 that BookScan has listed NOT COUNTING any books from Boom, Dark Horse, DC, Dynamite, IDW, Image, Kodansha, Marvel, Valiant, Viz, and Yen (essentially because those 11 pubs never seem to get miscoded, and it cuts the length of the list by about half!) — see if you can think of a 2013 release that you don’t see on this list, THAT MIGHT ALSO be one of the Top 1000 best-selling GNs through bookstores — figure about 2500 or so copies might be the right cut off.
I understand that there are some 1400 items below the cut, and the real likelihood of the crowdsourcing on this is likely to be low, but I figured it was a worth a shot. What do you have for me, Internet?