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There are now many ways to purchase your very own copy of BLUESMAN Books One and Two! Before listing them, we, the creators of BLUESMAN would ask each of you to consider the value of spending money in your own community and researching the possibilities of getting BLUESMAN through a local comics shop before looking elsewhere. U.S. residents can find their closest comics shop by visiting the Comic Shop Locater on the Diamond Distributors website.
Buying From a Comics Shop - For a period of time after Book Two’s release (scheduled for January 2006), you should be able to get a copy from your local comics shop without too much hassle. It will be even less hassle if you can bring them the Diamond order code which for Book One is NOV053052 and Book Two is NOV053053. Diamond probably won’t stock the serialization indefinitely so fortune favors the bold here. Make sure you write down the codes and take them to your retailer for best results.
There are other distributors like Cold Cut and FM International that may elect to carry it for longer, so asking your local retailer about these possibilities may extend the possibility of getting it at your local comics shop.
We are also in the process of compiling a participating retailer list that will be posted to BLUESMANProject.com very soon. In the interim, give us a shout at email@example.com and we'll see if we can't help you find one close to you.
Buying At a Convention - BLUESMAN’s new publisher, NBM Publishing Inc., maintains a pretty rigorous convention attendence schedule that stretches from San Francisco to Angouleme. Finding the NBM booth at any of these will score you a copy of BLUESMAN as well as a chance to peruse one of what we think is the best graphic novel backlists in America.
Buying Online - In addition, NBM also has an easy to navigate website that allows you to purchase books directly from the company, including ours.
Where you probably won’t find BLUESMAN (yet)
Chain Bookstores - For the nonce, bookstores are mostly interested in completed graphic novels and manga serializations. It is our sincere hope that the eventual BLUESMAN collection will be able to find an audience in venues like these but we prefer the intimacy of performing to these smaller rooms while we still can.
Libraries - The format in which the individual BLUESMAN books are being released in the US is completely incompatible with the demands of library circulation. We are already working with librarians to maximize the impact of the first edition of the BLUESMAN collection on libraries across the United States upon its eventual release.
We sincerely thank you for your interest and urge you to drop us an e-mail at any time if you have any questions about BLUESMAN.
The BLUESMAN Project site design by Alan David Doane