Oni Press have made a major announcement about their publishing future–they are entering the book market with a newly minted agreement with Simon & Schuster for sales and distribution.
Under the agreement, Simon & Schuster will handle sales and worldwide distribution to the book trade for Oni Press’s line of original and licensed comic books and graphic novels.
Under the agreement, sales and distribution will commence on March 1, 2018, bringing Oni Press’s wide range of publications to a larger marketplace of readers. Oni Press’s catalog includes popular comic books and graphic novels based on Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty™ and Nickelodeon’s Invader ZIM, in addition to their line of critically-acclaimed original titles including Scott Pilgrim, Princess Princess Ever After, Lucky Penny, Courtney Crumrin, The Sixth Gun, Stumptown, Wet Moon, Letter 44, The Coldest City and Kaijumax.
James Lucas Jones, Publisher at Oni Press says:
When I first joined Joe Nozemack at Oni Press, it was clear we were doing something different. We have long known that our catalog appeals to a broader audience, so we have always worked to push the comic book medium beyond the direct market. Working with Simon & Schuster’s incredible team, we are elated to bring our books to new readers, retailers, and libraries.
We can look forward to seeing an increase in Oni books in bookstores and internationally starting in Spring 2018.