Diamond Book Distributors has announced two distribution deals.Â The first is with Miami Book Fair International to help promote the Fair’s upcoming graphic novel event that runs from November 9-16 at the Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus.
This year’s Book Fair will bring a new feature for fair goers as graphic novel creators and comics artists take up residence on fair grounds.Â The graphic novel format, which has seen a recent explosion in sales in North America, has its roots firmly planted in comics history. As part of 25th anniversary celebrations, the organizers of Miami Book Fair International have partnered with Diamond Book Distributors to bring graphic novel artists and publishers to the event. Comix Galaxy will encompass a street dedicated to graphic novel authors and publishers, children’s and teen events, and educational programming for librarians, teachers and publishing industry professionals.Â There will also be presentations and discussions with some of the most popular creators and authors in the industry.
If you have listened to Bryan on the Major Spoilers Podcast, you know he is a big supporter of heading to your local library to pick up graphic novels.
The second deal concerns Diamond Comic Distributors and its distribution deal with Days of Wonder.Â Alliance Games and Diamond now become the sole distributors of the Days fo Wonder English language games and hobbies for North and South America.
“This exclusive distribution agreement was the obvious next step for us in today’s economic
environment. We expect the industry’s on-going consolidation to accelerate, and would rather lead than follow. More importantly, we believe this move will allow us to progressively deliver
significant new benefits to our retail customers, in the form of Organized Play events and new in- store support and promotions.” says Days of Wonder CEO, Eric Hautemont. “By using Alliance’s expertise to manage all of our logistics and leveraging their sales reach to nearly every hobby game retailer, we can focus on the things we do best – developing games that consumers want and retailers find easy to sell. Just as importantly, for the first time, we now have real-time data on how all ourÂ products are doing in the marketplace. This will enable us to develop and deliver vastly better marketing and sales tools for our retailers, and will ensure we can manage our inventory better to prevent product shortages.”