The DBD December 2014 Sales Kit from Diamond Book Distributors is now available. This issue features graphic novels and other pop-culture merchandise scheduled to ship in December 2014. Click here to see DBD VP Sales & Marketing Kuo-Yu Liang's picks for the hottest items from the Sales Kit, as well as his notes on the titles.
The honors for Rep. John Lewis' graphic memoir March - published by Top Shelf Productions - continue to build, with March: Book One being chosen for the 2014 Durham Reads, and Rep. Lewis revealing the cover to March: Book Two on CNN. >>
The final ballot for the 2014 Harvey Awards has been released, with winners chosen by comic book industry professionals and announced at the Baltimore Comic Con, September 5-7. DBD Publishers are well represented in the nominations, with 16 for Valiant Entertainment, 11 for Image Comics, 4 for Top Shelf Productions, and 2 each for Abstract Studios and Fantagraphics Books, and one for TwoMorrows Publishing. >>
To help fans of the Michael Bay-produced TMNT film (coming August 8) find jumping-on points for their comic adventures, IDW Publishing is releasing new editions of the first volumes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Micro Series. Diamond interviewed TMNT co-writer/editor Tom Waltz and co-writer/co-creator Kevin Eastman about the much-beloved characters. >>
For retailers looking to sample some upcoming books before they hit the shelves, Diamond offers a list of the newest titles now available for viewing on Net Galley, including IDW Publishing's Parker: The Hunter, Image Comics' Rocket Girl Vol. 1, Avatar Press' The Extinction Parade Vol. 1, and Udon Entertainment's Les Miserables. >>