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Anime and manga are becoming more and more popular around the world, as more people discover the genre’s amazing art and compelling stories. You can see crowds of well-dressed cosplayers at conventions around the world.
A lot of time comic book stores set up booths at fan con that carry lines of manga, or anime DVDs, but aren’t sure how to market them or get them into the hands of the right customer. Now, there’s a guide that will answer every question, A to Z, about being an anime vendor.
Selling To Heroes, Villains and Geeks is chock full of information that will walk new anime vendors through every major decision involved in launching an anime vendor business. This step-by-step guide is bursting with unfiltered advice, insider tips and great website resources. You can even read vendor disaster stories so you’ll know what to avoid. New vendors can hurdle mistakes that caused others to crash and burn. Selling To Heroes, Villains and Geeks has so many insider secrets about the convention vendor business!
Just because you know anime doesn’t mean you know how to run a business. Selling to Heroes, Villains and Geeks will help anime vendors learn how to develop a merchandise and business plan and avoid hidden sand traps that sink most new vendors. This guide has valuable worksheets to help you launch your business smoothly and be completely prepared for your first anime/comic convention.
Selling To Heroes, Villains and Geeks offers very specific help, from how to spot popular and trending anime and manga series, to making sure you purchase authentic Japanese merchandise that makes you the most popular booth in the aisle.
Selling to Heroes, Villains and Geeks starts by focusing on understanding and targeting potential customers, emphasizing the importance of offering exclusive or unique merchandise, showing you how to navigate Japan – – like finding up-and-coming anime shows and purchasing merchandise that’s not available in the US – – and setting the right price to get the most profit.
The author, Jill Lewis, posted an amazing trailer that speaks to the heart of anime fans. Why is it amazing? Because it has cosplay and action! Tian Wang, Peter Sudarso, and international cosplayer Vampy Bit Me star. See the action-packed trailer and comment on Youtube.