Diamond is pleased to announce a new distribution agreement with comic book publisher TOON Books, making Diamond their international distributor outside the US and Canada within direct comic book and book markets.
Throughout North America, Consortium Book Sales & Distribution will continue to distribute TOON Books’ publications to the trade, while Diamond will continue to handle direct comic retailers.
TOON’s comics are geared towards younger readers with publications that are easy enough for readers starting at ages three and up to be able to understand and follow along, helping kids read independently. “And now the new line of TOON Graphics is the perfect point of entry into comics for readers age 8 to 12.” According to Françoise Mouly, Publisher and Editorial Director of TOON Books, “That’s when we want kids to discover how great comics can be and that’s how we’ll develop life-long comics readers.” The publications are also seen as a teaching tool, designed to help children in other countries learn to speak English.
These innovative and educational publications have been approved by educators and parents, deeming TOON Books some of the best children’s publications available. The distribution agreement with Diamond will aid in TOON Books expansion into comic book and book markets, helping get great stories into the little hands of eager readers as TOON Book titles will be available for retailers to order and make available to the kids, parents and educators to discover.
“We are pleased to start this relationship with TOON Books as their publications are recognized as influential books among younger readers,” said Diamond’s Vice President of Purchasing, John Wurzer. “By working with TOON Books, we can offer retailers worldwide more choices of kid-friendly comics which we know will make parents, educators and kids happy to see their local comic book shop as a place for kids to want to go to for fun stories they will want to continue to read.”
Mouly added, “Diamond has played an integral role in growing TOON Books in comic books stores here in the United States and thus the ideal partner to leverage this success and bring our books to an international audience.”
“The success of TOON Books within the North American markets makes us certain that their publications will continue to thrive within direct and book markets worldwide.” Said Diamond Book Distributors VP of Sales and Marketing Kuo-Yu Liang.
Customers looking to pre-order Toon Books titles should contact their local retailer, or find a comic shop near them at www.comicshoplocator.com. New retailers interested in purchasing Toon Books titles are encouraged to contact Diamond’s New Accounts Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 443-318-8001.