A reader inquiry made us realize we should tee up this topic for our loyal audience. Mario asked, “Will For Better or For Worse Vol 3 be reprinted? It’s impossible to find.”
The answer is, unfortunately, that there are no plans to reprint any sold-out LOAC books in their original editions.
We know that’s not the news readers want to hear, and it’s not news we like to deliver — unfortunately, it reflects the reality of book publishing in the 2020s.
Archival collections from most publishers, including us, are produced in low-volume print runs. Thanks to post-pandemic economics and marketplace realities, once a book is sold out it typically does not get reprinted, and the used book marketplace becomes the avenue where one finds a title that was missed when it was originally published. Since we all know that scarcity drives up price, we also know the kinds of prices these books can command on “the secondary market.”
Does that mean FOMO is real? Yes, Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) is a factor at play in our modern-day comic strip reprinting landscape. The best way to counteract FOMO is to BNtbS — Buy Now to be Sure. Be Sure you get what you want, and Be Sure you get it at new-book prices.
And the good news is, the For Better or For Worse series continues, as later this year LOAC takes Lynn Johnston’s exceptional series into the 21st Century when we release Volume 7:
Keep watching this site and our social media outlets for the official release date, and for more information about other LOAC projects coming your way in 2023.