IDW Publishing extends distribution agreement with Diamond

by Jeff

nov130336 IDW Publishing extends distribution agreement with DiamondMedia Release — IDW Publishing has extended its distribution agreements with Diamond Comic Distributors (DCD) and Diamond Book Distributors (DBD). Under the extended agreement, Diamond will continue to provide IDW with sales, distribution and marketing services, selling its comics, graphic novels and other merchandise into comic book specialty stores, book stores, mass-market merchandisers, libraries and other outlets worldwide through 2016.

“2014 will be IDW’s fifteenth year of business, and we have a seriously aggressive schedule of projects coming up,” said CEO & Publisher Ted Adams. “Our relationship with Diamond will be more important than ever, as our retailers are the cornerstone of our business. We’re pleased to continue our distribution agreements with Diamond and have them be a vital part of our growth.”

“We are pleased that IDW is extending their agreement with Diamond, allowing us to continue distributing their products throughout all major markets,” said John Wurzer, Diamond’s Vice President-Purchasing. “Their publishing line is top-notch, filled with best selling and award-winning titles and we are honored to have the opportunity to help them grow their business by providing sales and marketing support, as well as state of the art distribution.”

In 2014, IDW has an ambitious slate of projects scheduled. Along with their usual diverse line-up of licensed and creator-owned comics, collections, and outstanding art books, they are launching a new company, IDW Games, and have created an entirely new product, the micro fun-pack. Producing 65 – 75 unique items a month, IDW is an integral part of the comic industry.

ABOUT IDW PUBLISHING- Ideas and Design Works (IDW), is an award winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels, and trade paperbacks. Founded in 1999, IDW has published and sold millions of books of licensed and independent titles. These include My Little Pony, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more. IDW Publishing is also known for its Artists’ Edition series featuring complete stories with each page scanned from the original hand-drawn art. IDW continues to publish creative, authentic comic books, graphic novels, trade paperbacks every year and plans to expand the IDW brand through new entertainment mediums.

ABOUT DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS (DCD)—Diamond is at the nexus of comics and pop culture. Based in Baltimore, MD, DCD is the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels, and related pop-culture merchandise, serving thousands of retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond on the web at www.diamondcomics.com.

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.

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