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Thursday, 29 September 2016

PLEASE NOTE: Black Tower Publisher Statement


For the last five -5- years, Black Tower Comics & Books have had cover prices reduced and kept artificially low so as to try to encourage sales. Even at prices that made no money for the publisher the campaign failed.

Because of this and the fact that taxes are paid on any book sold to a US buyer (and that is no small amount) as well as the fluctuating £ (again -a bargain time to buy books from outside the UK getting -no responses) you will notice that book prices are increasing.

This will be done on a week-by-week basis over the next month.

I won't apologise for the price increases since Black Tower has bucked the price increase trend for more than six years now and it has made no difference to sales.  So now we go "business" and if there is a book you wanted to get (I'm biting my tongue here because of the number of people who write "I am going to have to buy that one!" and never do) then now is the time.

Return Of The Gods: Twilight Of The Super Heroes as well as The Cross Earths Caper will be the last books to see the prices increased (after all, Return is over 300 pages) and that increase will seem steep but...tough.

After years of trying to be comic fan friendly and offering deals that no other company would offer because, being a comic fan I always wanted to give good deals that were affordable and I'd go for,   The response in sales has been "Zero".

Now you'll be dealing with a proper publisher and proper prices.  

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