BOOM! Entertainment Signs Distribution Deal With Diamond

Mon, April 2nd, 2012 at 10:27am PDT

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

Diamond Comic Distributors has been named the exclusive distributor for BOOM! Entertainment to comic book specialty store markets worldwide.

Founded in 1995 by Ross Richie, BOOM! Studios publishes bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industrys top talent, including Mark Waids IRREDEEMABLE, PLANET OF THE APES, Clive Barkers HELLRAISER, 28 DAYS LATER, and Philip K. Dicks DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?. BOOM!s all ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz PEANUTS, Jim Davis GARFIELD, Cartoon Networks ADVENTURE TIME, Roger Langridges SNARKED, and Scholastics WORDGIRL. BOOM!s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM! Town, recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheelers I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER.

"Joining Diamond exclusively not only makes good business sense for BOOM!, but will better serve comic book specialty retailers in many ways," said Ross Richie, BOOM! Entertainments Founder & CEO. "Retailers will see a better discount on our products as we will move from Diamonds F Discount (45% off) to an E Discount (50% off); better fill rates on comic book reorders; and our entire graphic novel backlist inventory will now be available for immediate ordering."

BOOM! titles will also be joining Diamond Digital, Diamonds upcoming initiative to sell digital comics through brick-and-mortar comic book specialty stores.

"We are very proud to add BOOM! to our client roster," said Diamond Vice President of Purchasing Bill Schanes. "They have shown remarkable staying power and continue to produce top quality comics and graphic novels for the market. I expect retailers will take advantage of the change to order and stock even more BOOM! related titles and products."

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ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS—Founded by Ross Richie, 2009 and 2010′s "Best Publisher" BOOM! Studios generates a constellation of bestselling an Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic books and graphic novels with the industrys top talent, including Mark Waids IRREDEEMABLE, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and Philip K. Dicks DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?. BOOM!s all ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz PEANUTS, Jim Davis GARFIELD, Cartoon Networks ADVENTURE TIME, Roger Langridges SNARKED, and Scholastics WORDGIRL. BOOM!s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM! Town, recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheelers I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER.

ABOUT DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS (DCD)—Diamond is at the nexus of comics and pop culture merchandise. Based in Baltimore, MD, DCD is the world's largest distributor of English-language comic books and pop-culture related merchandise, servicing more than 4,000 specialty retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond on the web at www.diamondcomics.com.

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