ATTN JMS: How Well Did B5 TV Guide Sell?

B5JMS Poster b5jms-owner at
Wed Aug 13 06:31:18 EDT 1997

From: Blaise Byron Faint <faint at>
Date: 2 Aug 1997 03:31:39 -0400
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In general I have preferred to shun "TV Guide" since they endorsed
Ronald Reagan for President, but I did lay down the dough for 2 copies 
of the Babylon 5 cover.

I haven't seen any information about sales of this issue, and am just

Were the sales flat, average, or better than expected?  Will "TV Guide"
be more or less inclined to offer B5 covers in the future?

Also, has there been any fan club activity lately?  It's been so long
since I've received anything, I've started wondering when you're
going to extend memberships for a third year...

From: jmsatb5 at (Jms at B5)
Date: 2 Aug 1997 22:32:33 -0400
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In order....

The B5 TV Guide cover sold 12.5 million *newsstand* copies, in addition to
their regular subscription base, surpassing the X-Files cover on their
last SF round up issue, and equalling their last regular X-Files cover.

They are now talking to us about another cover in December, and more
stories in general.

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