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Started by Valamir, August 17, 2006, 08:33:51 PM
QuoteIn 2006 we did $33,206 in total business, or $49.49 per transaction and $19.06 per item sold
Quote from: Lxndr on August 17, 2006, 09:12:50 PMThe overall convention was a success, no doubt about it. Completely awesome, and thank you Ralph for doing these numbers.On a less happy note, I know Fastlane's sales were less than spectacular (I want to make a separate post on this in the near future, but not one copy sold) and was almost assuredly in the bottom ten. I wonder - would it be worthwhile to know which other games were in the bottom ten, and as such possibly know where we, as a booth and a community, might want to turn some additional energies and attention between now and next year?
Quote from: Justin D. Jacobson on August 17, 2006, 10:24:11 PMThe statistic that I find most exciting is the rise in money spent per transaction. That's an often overlooked avenue for growth.
Quote from: Justin D. Jacobson on August 17, 2006, 10:22:05 PMI think I had a few titles that sold but 1 or 2 copies, if any, e.g., Arcana Evolved titles. It's a separate issue, but I know the d20 stuff did not sell. The reasons for this are obvious. The people who come to the Forge booth aren't looking for d20, and the people looking for d20 aren't coming to the Forge booth. To be clear, this is not bitterness. On the contrary, I went into this GC with my eyes wide open. Obviously, I would have liked to have sold more copies of Helios Rising (just to avoid shipping costs, ugh!). But complaining about d20 sales at the Forge booth would be like complaining about the sales of Chevy Suburbans at the Electric Car Show. (My apologies for the strained analogy.)
Quote from: Paka on August 17, 2006, 11:51:44 PMWas there anyone demoing d20 stuff?
QuoteWere any of the d20 publishers at the booth active on ENworld?
Quote from: Blankshield on August 17, 2006, 11:20:22 PMI fully expect the average price per item to drop next year. Don't forget, our top selling unit - approximately 6% of volume and 12% of revenue - was a $40 brick.(the most beautiful brick I've ever seen, but still...)Last year's top selling unit was $24 of bloody ronin betrayal, at ~13% of volume and 11% of revenue. That alone accounts for much of the year-over-year jump.
Quote from: iago on August 18, 2006, 09:58:03 AMEarly next year, I expect to have the Dresden Files RPG out in hardcover, priced in the $35-ish range.
Quote from: Andrew Morris on August 18, 2006, 11:26:44 AMQuote from: iago on August 18, 2006, 09:58:03 AMEarly next year, I expect to have the Dresden Files RPG out in hardcover, priced in the $35-ish range.Man, if this comes out fairly soon after the release of the Dresden Files TV show, this could easily become a top seller, even if the show flops. I've never read any of the books, but I know I'll pick up a copy of the game simply because the previews for the show look good.