IDW Publishing has been growing in numerous ways in 2013, from market share in the direct market to sales in the book market to ever-increasing digital sales. To keep up with the exponential growth, two key roles are being filled, effective immediately.
Rosalind Morehead is stepping into the Marketing department as Marketing & PR Manager, spearheading the Company’s PR efforts, while Kate Henning joins as Manager of Sales Operations.
“I have been a fan of IDW Publishing for years and I am very impressed with where IDW has been, and most importantly, where it is going. I am excited and honored to be joining the team,” said Morehead, whose most recent experience includes eight years in sales and marketing at Mad Catz, Inc.
“We’re thrilled to add Rosalind to the team,” said IDW’s Vice-President of Marketing Dirk Wood. “It’s been no secret that we’re doing exciting things at IDW. But one look at some of the projects on the horizon made it clear we need to take the next step, and expand our Marketing Department. Rest assured, the world is going to be hearing a lot more about IDW soon.”
As a former Brand Manager at Diamond Comics Distributors, Kate Henning joins the company with a unique understanding of the relationship between publishers, distributors and retailers. “IDW has one of the best teams in the business and I couldn’t be happier about the opportunity to join them,” said Henning. “My time with Diamond nurtured a comprehensive view of how our industry works and I’m so pleased to implement that knowledge from the publishing side.”
“We’re fortunate to be able to bring on board someone as talented and passionate about the comics business as Kate,” said Greg Goldstein, IDW President and COO “As IDW continues to grow, Kate’s role will be critical in helping to traffic the more than 60 to 70 titles we produce monthly.”
In addition, IDW welcomes the arrival of Kahlil Schweitzer, as Sales & Marketing Coordinator. Schweitzer, a recent graduate of the University of Colorado and former IDW intern, will be aiding and abetting Wood and Morehead in the Marketing department.
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; HBO’s True Blood; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.
IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Warner Brothers and Barry Sonnenfeld are attached to adapt LORE into a feature film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, with Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.