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Amazon Publishing launches Jet City Comics

Press Release Amazon Publishing today announced the launch of Jet City Comics, a new imprint focused on comics and graphic novels. Jet City launches with new comics from George R.R. Martin, Hugh Howey, and Neal Stephenson, starting with today’s publication of “Symposium #1,” the first original Foreworld comic from the series created by Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, Mark Teppo, Nicole Galland, Erik Bear, Joseph Brassey and Cooper Moo. Original adaptations of George R.R. Martin’s short story, “Meathouse Man,” and Hugh Howey’s best-selling science fiction novel, Wool, will follow in October. Jet City issues will publish on Kindle as standalone comics,…

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BUSINESS: IDW Publishing hires Sarah Gaydos as new editor

Press Release Though it’s not yet halfway over, 2013 has already been a banner year for IDW Publishing. In addition to the announcements of a slew of new projects over the last few months, America’s fourth-largest comics publisher is also continuing to expand as the beloved Artist’s Edition line joins Yoe Books and The Library of American Comics as its own imprint. IDW has also seen huge success with the IDW Limited line and announced at C2E2 2013 their status as the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s newest Corporate Member.

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BUSINESS: Joshua Dysart now exclusive with Valiant Entertainment

Press Release Valiant is proud to announce that New York Times best-selling writer and Eisner Award nominee Joshua Dysart has signed on as the publisher’s next exclusive creator. Dysart is currently scripting and co-plotting the Harbinger Wars crossover and mini-series for Valiant, in addition to his writing duties on the ongoing Harbinger series.

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BUSINESS: Aegis Creative becomes Wayward Raven

Press Release Aegis Creative Enterprises has become Wayward Raven Media after expanding its mission by venturing into children’s books, novelty books and a webcomic. To inaugurate the transition, a special offer has been announced. With the purchase of a print or digital copy of The Ascendant #1 or Horsemen #1, the other will be free as a digital comic.

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BUSINESS: Dark Horse promotes Jim Gibbons to Associate Editor

Press Release Dark Horse is pleased to announce the promotion of Jim Gibbons to associate editor! Gibbons, perhaps the “comics industry’s youngest veteran,” came to the Dark Horse PR department in 2009, following a brief career in the comics media as a writer and associate editor for Wizard magazine and a contributor to Comic Book Resources. In 2011, he moved over to the Dark Horse Editorial department as an assistant editor.

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BUSINESS: Diamond announces Executive Managment changes

Press Release Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. announced today that industry pioneer and longtime Diamond executive Bill Schanes is stepping down from his position as Vice President of Purchasing, effective April 30, 2013. Schanes will continue at Diamond in a part-time advisory role, at least through the end of 2013.

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BUSINESS: Ron Richards leaves iFanboy, joins Image Comics

Press Release Image Comics is excited to announce the hiring of Ron Richards as Director of Business Development. In this role, Richards will be focusing on sales and marketing strategies for the publishing line, ranging from print to digital products while also extending the Image Comics brand to wider audiences.

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