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NYCC Has More Than Comics — There Are Books, Too

Books: New York Comic Con
Associate Publisher Shawn Nicholls stood at the Harper Collins booth. Photo by Bruce T. Paddock

I’ve been going to New York Comic Con for a number of years. At the 2017 edition this past weekend, I was once again struck by how much of the show is geared toward readers of books rather than of comic books.

Mainstream publishers HarperCollins, Macmillan, Hachette, Simon & Schuster and Penguin Random House all had booths on the Javits Center convention floor. And given the fact that Penguin Random House also owns Crown, Knopf, Doubleday and Del Rey, that adds up to a lot of books — not to mention a lot of author appearances and book signings.

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