Media Release — Diamond Book Distributors (DBD) has extended its agreement with one of independent comics’ most respected and innovative publishing houses, Oni Press. Under the extended agreement, DBD will continue to provide sales, distribution, and marketing services for Oni Press, selling its graphic novels and other merchandise into book stores, mass-market merchandisers, libraries and other outlets worldwide through 2015.
“We’re very excited to continue our relationship with Diamond Book Distributors,” said Joe Nozemack, Publisher of Oni Press. “Their sales expertise with graphic novels and influence in the book market has helped us grow our business and we look forward to working with them in the future.”
“We are pleased that Oni Press has chosen to extend our agreement,” said Kuo-Yu Liang, DBD’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Their publishing line is top-notch, filled with titles that expand the boundaries of the comic book and graphic novel medium.”
For 2014, Oni Press has an ambitious slate of projects scheduled, such as the launch of new series The Auteur and Princess Ugg, the debuts of new graphic novels Down Set Fight and MegaGoGo, the continuing runs of series The Sixth Gun, Letter 44, Helheim and Wasteland, as well as a slew of other, exciting entertainment projects.
ABOUT ONI PRESS— Oni Press, Inc. was founded in 1997 by Joe Nozemack and Bob Schreck with the goal of publishing the kinds of comics and graphic novels they themselves would want to read. Unsatisfied with the material that was dominating the industry; the men believed firmly that sequential art could be used to tell virtually any story. While Schreck left the company in 1999, twelve years later Nozemack is still fighting for diversity in comics by publishing one of the most eclectic and varied lines in comics. With the help of Jamie S. Rich (editor in chief, 1999-2003), James Lucas Jones (editor in chief, 2004-present), and an array of talented comic book creators; Nozemack has built Oni Press into one of independent comics’ most respected and innovative publishing houses.
ABOUT DIAMOND BOOK DISTRIBUTORS (DBD)—DBD is a division of Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc., and is dedicated to making a wide selection of graphic novels and other pop culture merchandise available to bookstores, online retailers, libraries, schools, mass merchants and other retailers globally. DBD is the home to a number of world class publishers including Dark Horse Comics, publisher of award-winning and best-selling creators & series including Joss Whedon, Janet Evanovich, Mike Mignola, Frank Miller, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Conan and the Star Wars franchise; IDW, publisher of Transformers & True Blood; Image Comics, publisher of Robert Kirkman’s Walking Dead; Oni Press, publisher of the Scott Pilgrim series; and many others. For more information, visit Diamond Books on the web at www.diamondbookdistributors.com.