Diamond named exclusive Canadian distributor for Media Blasters manga

Official Press Release

Diamond Book Distributors has been selected by Media Blasters as the exclusive distributor of the publisher's manga line to the bookstore, library, warehouse club, and specialty mass merchandise markets in all markets and territories in Canada.

Media Blasters is a New York City based corporation that was founded by John Sirabella and Andrew Vidal and focuses on Japanese live-action films and is now expanding to manga publishing.

"Diamond has been instrumental in our book growth in the United States the past several years. They were an obvious partnership choice when deciding to expand into Canada," says Alexandra Sena, Director of Sales, Media Blasters.

This fall Media Blasters will debut their distinguished yaoi title, Maka Maka. Senior Editor Frank Pannone said, "Maka Maka is easily one of the most beautiful books I've ever worked on. It truly captures the spirit of an intensely close relationship between two women who intimately share everything in their lives. It goes beyond being a mature title. Its emotional depth and gorgeous artwork make it stand out as an exceptional example of sequential art."

"We look forward to working with Diamond on promoting and distributing Maka Maka along with our other key releases this fall, " says Sena.

"We welcome Media Blasters to our family of publishers," said Diamond Book Distributors Vice President of Sales and Marketing Kuo-Yu Liang. "This agreement represents a way for Media Blasters to expand and reach fans who want to enjoy their quality products.

Diamond's Sales Managers will immediately begin working with bookstores, mass merchandisers and other retail accounts in Canada to bring Media Blasters to consumers in this market.

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