Lots of my customers ask me to hold books for them. From 1 title to dozens, each week I set books aside for people. These are books that they know they are going to want, whether it’s just the newest Captain America to all of the X-books, or even just every Jonathan Hickman title. This is something I am happy to do. A customer mentioned that they didn’t want to ask because they thought that they were being a bother and that kind of led to this whole post. Holding books is a big part of what I do. And it makes things easier for me to order. Most of the time, ordering books is a guessing game. I do keep a close look on how books are selling. I try to keep up on story-lines that may affect interest, but the single best measure I have for ordering is how many people tell me they want to get a book. So, please, if you want the next issue of Walking Dead, tell me. I will be more than happy to set one aside for you. The file cabinet is not for all of my paperwork. Its full of folders to set books aside for people. So, please, let me know what you want.
Comixology Pull List
Comixology has a great feature where you can browse what's coming out each week and setup a pull list. Your weekly list then gets sent directly to me each week on Tuesday. It's incredibly easy to manage and it makes it easy for us to know what to hold for everyone. Items can be added to your pull list as soon as they show up in the Previews Catalog, which is usually around 3-months before release. Each item has the full solicit info and cover image, so you can get an idea of what the books are about. Sign up for a Comixology account and make sure to select Pittsburgh Comics when setting up your pull list.
If you see something is coming out the next week that you want, please don’t hesitate to ask me to hold it for you. It is not a problem at all. I keep having people kind of sheepishly ask me to set something aside if it’s not too much trouble. It is no trouble at all. I promise.