TKO Studios, LLC has announced a distribution agreement with Simon & Schuster, Inc. to manage worldwide trade book sales and retail distribution for the publisher’s catalog effective February 1, 2022.
TKO Studios publishes comics, graphic novels, and literature by a critically acclaimed array of creators, authors, and artists. Notable TKO titles include DJELIYA, by Juni Ba, THE BANKS by N.Y. Times bestseller Roxane Gay (Hunger, Bad Feminist) and Ming Doyle (The Kitchen), the Eisner Award-nominated SENTIENT by Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth) and Gabriel Walta (Vision), SARA by Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys) and Steve Epting (Captain America: Winter Soldier), GRAVENEYE by Sloane Leong and Anna Bowles, as well as the upcoming illustrated novellas, BROOD X, by Eisner nominee Joshua Dysart with M.K. Perker, and ONE EYE OPEN, by N.Y. Times bestselling author Alex Grecian (The Yard) with Andrea Mutti. Both titles are scheduled for print and digital release under the new TKO Rogue literary imprint on March 11th.
“We’re excited for this partnership with Simon & Schuster to dramatically expand the reach of our extensive, bestselling catalog and bring TKO titles to the attention of an even wider range of retailers and fans around the world,” says Tze Chun, TKO Studios President and Co-founder.
“We are delighted to welcome TKO Studios to our family of distribution clients,” said Michael Perlman, Vice President, General Manager of Simon & Schuster Publisher Services. “We look forward to working together to take their business to new levels.”
About Simon & Schuster | simonandschuster.com
Simon & Schuster, a ViacomCBS Company, is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital, and audio formats. Its distinguished roster of authors includes many of the world’s most popular and widely recognized writers, and winners of the most prestigious literary honors and awards. It is home to numerous well-known imprints and divisions such as Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Gallery Books, Adams Media, Avid Reader Press, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio and international companies in Australia, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom, and proudly brings the works of its authors to readers in more than 200 countries and territories.
About TKO Studios | tkopresents.com
TKO Studios launched in 2018 and publishes a diverse catalog of comics, graphic novels and illustrated fiction by an acclaimed array of creators, authors, and artists. The company was founded by author of Bram Stoker award nominee LONESOME DAYS, SAVAGE NIGHTS, entrepreneur, publisher, and producer Salvatore Simeone, and TV showrunner, writer, producer, and director Tze Chun. TKO earned a 2020 Eisner Award nomination for SENTIENT and was nominated Publisher of the Year by Tripwire magazine.