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The power of advertising in the Comic Art Trends Price Guide and its Grading Companion is not in sheer volume. In fact, sales will reflect the relatively small universe of original comic art collectors as compared to the number of people that buy jeans and cars or even comic books.

The goal of the Comic Art Trends Price Guide is to expand the universe of original comic art collectors-- which is why I am asking for PARTNERS rather than advertisers.

That may sound like a horrible way to sell advertising, but I think it is important to consider the long-term objectives with a sense of realism. ALSO, the ace-in-the-hole this guide has is that it will marketed to investors in comic art. We want to find the people that actually want to buy original art and look at it as a viable form of investment. Further, we want to introduce people to original comic art that may have never considered it in the past-- especially those that enjoy comic books and superhero movies but never considered buying original art.

Update: Check out my crowd-funding promotion through IndieGoGo. All advertising for the 2019 Full Edition will go through IndieGoGo during the campaign. I'll have special offers for people willing to support the Comic Art Trends Price Guide.

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First Edition on Sale Exclusively for Phoenix Fan Fusion guests and any one who stumbles onto this site. The First Edition is limited to 200 signed/numbered copies. It is a mini-book prior to release of the full 2019 version set to publish soon.



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Rates are shown below - these will come with special offers in my IndieGoGo campaign. Search on Original Comic Book Art Price Guide market trends

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IndieGoGo campaign: Original Comic Book Art Price Guide market trends

Inside Front Cover Color $2500 (US) $2000 until 10/31
Back Cover Color $2500 (US) $2000 until 10/31
Inside Back Cover Color $1500 (US) $1200 until 10/31
Interior Ad Pages at the end of the book Color $400 (US) $320 until 10/31
Interior Ad Pages at the end of the book B&W $200 (US) $160 until 10/31
Business Cards Ads B&W $50 (US) $40 until 10/31

All full page advertisers also get a Business Card Ad and
a copy of the 1st edition of the Comic Art Trends Price Guide

Advertising is also available in the Comic Art Trends Price Guide Grading Companion. Each full page black and white ad is $50 (US). Ads for the Grading Companion will be included in both the hard copy version sold through Amazon and the free download PDF version. There is also an opportunity to customize the PDF for retailers who want to use the guide as content to enhance an electronic catalog of their own products. Please contact me for more information.

NOTE to potential advertising partners: Advertisements should refrain from using profanity, sexual innuendos, or other crude language. The author reserves the right to make that determination. Advertisements must be truthful at the time of submission (a page of art sold prior to printing is NOT a violation of this integrity policy). Also, please refrain from including advertising with imagery featuring nudity or sexual innuendo. The goal is to produce a professional reference book that is suitable for young people to browse as well. Think of what is acceptable to show to your grandmother or corporate CEO (whichever has higher standards.)

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