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BUSINESS: IDW Welcomes New Managing Editor

Press Release 2013 has been quite the year for IDW Publishing and there are no signs of that slowing down any time soon. As the company continues to identify and develop titles that excite readers, garner critical acclaim and win industry awards they are also publishing more books than ever.

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BUSINESS: IDW Publishing Launches IDW Entertainment

Press Release IDW Publishing, one of the largest publishers of comic books and graphic novels with over 300 original properties, has launched a new division, IDW Entertainment, to fund and develop new television properties based on IDW Publishing’s extensive catalog. Entertainment industry veteran David Ozer has been named President of the new division. The announcement was made today by Ted Adams, CEO & Publisher, IDW Publishing.

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BUSINESS: Dark Horse Books Signs New Sales and Distribution Agreement

Press Release Dark Horse Books has announced a multi-year sales and distribution partnership with Random House Publisher Services (RHPS), a division of Random House LLC for the bookstore market. Dark Horse, a leading independent publisher of best-selling graphic novels, manga, and art books, will begin its partnership with RHPS effective June 1, 2014. All newly published and backlist Dark Horse titles will be sold to bookstores worldwide by Random House Publishers Services, who also will be responsible for distribution and fulfillment for the titles.

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BUSINESS: ComiXology Appoints New CTO

Press Release On the cusp of surpassing 200 million comic and graphic novel downloads, comiXology has named Jeff DiBartolomeo its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). DiBartolomeo previously served in senior technology roles for HBO’s HBO GO® and Volume.com units.  As comiXology’s CTO, DiBartolomeo oversees digital innovation and data management and delivery for the leading global cloud-based digital comics platform.

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BUSINESS: IDW expands marketing and sales team

Press Release 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.

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BUSINESS: Wizard World announces second quarter results

Press Release Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) discusses financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 today. CEO John Macaluso  stated “I am very pleased to announce that Wizard World has begun generating positve cash flow from operations.  This important milestone in our company’s history is a testament to our team working diliigently on behalf of our shareholders to both grow the company’s revenues and put us on the path to real profitability”

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Nerdtacular 2013: The Business of Podcasting Panel

This year at Nerdtacular 2013, I sat on an impromptu panel with Mark Turpin from Yogcast.com, and Marc and Nicole Spagnuolo from WoodWhisperer.com to talk about podcasting, and how we turned our hobbies into businesses. [podcast]http://traffic.libsyn.com/majorspoilers/nerdtacular_panel.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download (Right Click+Save As) Subscribe to the Major Spoilers Podcast Network Master Feed! Major Spoilers Podcast Network Master Feed RSS Feed Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by making a $5.00 per month recurring donation. It will help ensure this site continues far into the future! Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com

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BUSINESS: North Texas comic chain changes owners

Press Release Lone Star Comics has served as the North Texas hub of comic book fandom for more than 36 years. When the first store opened in 1977 in Arlington, Buddy Saunders introduced comics, role-playing games, and related hobbies, toys, and collectibles to many of his customers for the first time. Over the years, Saunders’ passion grew into a chain of stores and the largest comic retail site on the internet, www.mycomicshop.com. This September, Saunders and his wife Judy are turning over the reins to three of their stores to a new generation of comic fans and entrepreneurs.

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BUSINESS: Alejandro Arbona named as Associate Editor at Valiant Entertainment

Press Release Valiant is proud to announce that veteran editor Alejandro Arbona has been named to the position of Associate Editor. In his new role, Arbona will contribute to Valiant’s growing slate of monthly titles, including Eternal Warrior, Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps, Quantum and Woody, Shadowman, and more. Arbona is just the latest addition to Valiant’s editorial team, joining Assistant Editor Josh Johns, fellow Associate Editor Jody LeHeup, and Executive Editor Warren Simons.

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