Simon & Schuster, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a sales and distribution agreement with BOOM! Studios. Under the agreement, Simon & Schuster will handle sales, distribution and fulfillment for all new and backlist titles to trade and specialty accounts in the United States. The agreement is effective immediately.
â€œBOOM! Studios has a unique line of graphic novels of wide- ranging appeal,” said Michael Selleck, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Simon & Schuster. “They are an excellent fit with our existing list, and we look forward to helping them expand their presence in traditional bookselling and specialty outlets.â€
“We are pleased to have BOOM! Studios join our family of distribution clients,” said Joe Bulger, Vice President, Client Management and Business Development for Simon & Schuster. “We will provide them with the best support possible in order to help them grow their business.â€
â€œSimon and Schuster is simply the best,â€ BOOM! Studios CEO Ross Richie said, â€œThis is a critical step in our plan to build a mass market presence via newsstand and the book channel to represent some of the biggest and best brands in the world, such as our Pixar and Muppets comic books, as well as Farscape, Philip K. Dick’s science fiction classic Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and upcoming blockbusters like Die Hard.â€
Founded in 2005, BOOM! Studios publishes both periodical comic books and graphic novels. Within four months of publishing their first comic book, BOOM! Studios was named Best New Publisher by Wizard Magazine. In 2007, industry legend Mark Waid, writer of one of the best-selling graphic novels of all time, Kingdom Come, came aboard as Editor-in-Chief. BOOM!’s new imprint, BOOM! Kids, debuted to universal critical acclaim on newsstands across the nation in the spring of this year.
More information on BOOM! Studios can be found at www.boom-studios.com. The companyâ€™s new all ages imprint includes its own website, www.boom-kids.com.
Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Childrenâ€™s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com.