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$80 Million Comic Book Sale Increase: Today In Books

This edition of Today in Books is sponsored by Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins.

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$80 Million Comic Book Sale Increase

In a new high for the comic book industry total sales in the U.S. and Canada in 2018 were approximately $1.09 billion. BILLION. If you want to nerd out a bit on industry changes, like the rise in digital sales and sales via book retails, clickity click the above link.

Janelle Monáe To Provide Original Music For Lady And The Tramp

Lady and the Tramp–based on Ward Greene’s book–is getting the live-action film treatment starring Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux. And we now know that Janelle Monáe will be creating two original songs for the film, one will replace the racist The Siamese Cat Song.

Litsy Is Now On Desktop

Litsy, the app that is basically Instagram but all about books, is now accessible from your desktop! And according to the homepage: “To respect member’s privacy and keep things awesome, most of Litsy is hidden from Google. We let humans see and share pages, but not machines.” You can also check out trending books and hashtags from the homepage.