|Wildside and Diamond Press Release
||[Mar. 10th, 2005|05:49 pm]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Vice President of Sales and Marketing Kuo-Yu Liang
(917) 769-6595 • email@example.com
March 1, 2005
Wildside Press, Diamond Sign Booktrade Agreement
Wildside Press has selected Diamond Book Distributors as the exclusive U.S. and non-exclusive worldwide distributor of the majority of its books to the bookstore, library, warehouse, mass merchandise, specialty mass merchandise, and comic book specialty markets.
Since its founding in 1989 by John and Kim Betancourt, Wildside Press — with its imprints Prime Books, Cosmos Books, Borgo Press, and Point Blank — has been one of the industry’s leading publishers of science-fiction and fantasy. Specializing in keeping classic books in print, Wildside has a stable of talent that includes multiple award-winner Robert Silverberg, Science Fiction Grandmaster Anne McCaffrey, and Hugo Award-winning editor George Scithers. Wildside is also a source for developing new, award-winning genre titles. The publisher’s considerable accomplishments include books that have been nominated for the Hugo Award and won the World Fantasy Award.
“We at Diamond are thrilled to welcome Wildside to our family of publishers,” said Diamond Vice President of Purchasing Bill Schanes. “Its impressive stable of science-fiction and fantasy novels has been a constant in the industry for years.”
“Diamond seems like the perfect fit for Wildside,” said Wildside Press’s President and Publisher, John Betancourt. “We are very excited by the new opportunities Diamond’s distribution offers and look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship.”
Diamond’s Sales Team will begin working with bookstores, book wholesalers, warehouse clubs, mass merchandisers, and libraries to place Wildside Press’s titles across the country.
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DIAMOND BOOK DISTRIBUTORS (DBD) is a division of Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc., the world's largest distributor of English-language comic books and related merchandise. Under the guidance of Vice President of Sales and Marketing Kuo-Yu Liang, an 18-year veteran of the retail publishing and book trade, DBD is dedicated to making a wide selection of graphic novels and other pop culture collectibles available to the mainstream book market.