Alternative Comics, Diamond Update Booktrade Agreement

Official Press Release

Alternative Comics and Diamond Book Distributors (DBD) have modified their booktrade distribution agreement to include the United Kingdom and international markets. In addition to being Alternative's exclusive U.S. distributor of English-language editions of its graphic novels and books to the bookstore, library, warehouse, and mass merchandise markets, DBD will now also distribute the publisher's products to traditional booksellers, the library market, warehouse clubs, mass merchandisers/retailers, and specialty mass merchandisers/retailers. Diamond was also named Alternative Comics' exclusive worldwide distributor to the comic book specialty market, with a few exceptions.

Alternative Comics publishes a broad range of alternative comic book titles including work by Graham Annable, Gabrielle Bell, Nick Bertozzi, Allison Cole, Rebecca Dart, Tomer & Asaf Hanuka, Tom Hart, Dean Haspiel, Sam Henderson, Thomas Herpich, Damon Hurd, James Kochalka, David Lasky, Jon Lewis, Matt Madden, Josh Neufeld, Joel Orff, Adam Sacks, Rick Smith, Jen Sorensen, Robert Ullman, Sara Varon, and Lauren Weinstein.

"Alternative Comics produces some of the most original and intelligent alternative titles in the business today," said Diamond Vice President of Purchasing Bill Schanes. "This agreement is a natural evolution of our relationship."

"Alternative Comics is delighted with Diamond's representation of our books in North America - what they've done for our small company is nothing short of phenomenal," said Alternative Comics publisher Jeff Mason. "We are thrilled to expand our relationship with Diamond as they ramp up their distribution throughout the world."

Diamond's Sales Team will begin working with bookstores, book wholesalers, warehouse clubs, mass merchandisers, and libraries to place Alternative titles around the world.

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