So this is something that's really been troubling me lately here. How do you get a store to actively support the game? Where I live, the store makes almost all of its money off Magic/Yugioh/Pokemon, so they're… well, I wouldn't say antagonistic to A Game of Thrones, but certainly apathetic. They've said they're willing to stock it on the shelf for me, but that's about it. They won't put an LCG event on the calendar, they won't point customers toward the game, they won't pass out flyers or have a sign up sheet to organize players, because they basiaclly don't think it's worth their time or effort to do anything other than sell and support CCGs. Heck, they don't even seem willing to impliment some kind of subscription plan in order to guarantee sales.
So how do you convince a store to do any of these things, or other things that might help a playgroup start and grow? How do you convince a Magic driven store that anything else can be profitable? Is there a way? Have any of you had to do similar convincing? Have any of these or other suggestions been workable in your area?