NetGalley offers a wealth of insightful data that sheds light on the latest trends and preferences, and this month we’re focusing on Comics, Graphic Novels, and Manga. If you haven’t browsed these categories recently, you may be missing out! In the last 12 months, publishers have added nearly 650 new books, generating a lot of engagement and excitement from the NetGalley community.
Read on for a glimpse at some of the Most Requested* and Top Performing** books in this categories!
Most Requested Comics, Graphic Novel, Manga
On average, books in the Comics, Graphic Novels, and Manga category receive about 150 requests and auto-approvals. This includes activity generated when a publisher invites a reader to access the book using the NetGalley widget or makes the book available to ‘Read Now’, in addition to organic requests from NetGalley members. The Feedback Ratio (amount of Feedback returned based on all types of approval) is 31%.
* Most requested status changes regularly. Books listed in this article were among the most requested on August 9, 2023.
Top Performing Comics
Top Performing Graphic Novels
Top Performing Manga
Case Study: It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth
by Zoe Thorogood
Image Comics added It’s Lonely at the Center of the Earth to NetGalley on June 29, 2023. In just two months, this graphic memoir has seen some amazing activity
– 64 Feedback, primarily 4 or 5 stars
– 1500 + impressions
– 100% of booksellers nominated the book for Indie Next List
– 89% of Librarians would order for their library
– 53 “thumbs up” on the cover image
Plus, Image Comics enhanced their title record with a Press Release and Reading Guide, maximizing the resources available to NetGalley members.
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This newsletter was sent to over 35,000 members who are interested in Comics, Graphic Novels, and Manga, and saw a 36% open rate!
Information in this article is from August 2023, unless otherwise specified. Data includes details from NetGalley.com and NetGalley.co.uk.