Spencer Simpson – Buyer
Genre Categories: Comics, Graphic Novels, Manga
Spencer Simpson started his career at Books-A-Million as a store associate shortly before graduating from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Upon graduating, Spencer moved through the ranks of Store Management in the Birmingham, AL market before joining the Corporate Team in 2008. Working in the Training and Store Communications departments, Spencer developed key relationships and skills that prepared him for a position in the Merchandising department. Starting as a Non-Fiction Buyer in 2011, Spencer managed categories such as Sports, Travel, Antiques and Collectibles before taking on the Graphic Novels and Manga categories in 2012. In 2014, Spencer conceived and implemented the direct market comics program for Books-A-Million (which has since become the largest North American retailer in terms of store count for direct market comics). Most recently in 2015, Spencer spearheaded the launch of Fried Pie Comics, an exclusive variant line of comics.