Indie comic publisher Ablaze has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Diamond. The agreement has Ablaze exclusively distributing its products to comic shops worldwide along with new releases the the North American book market under the banner of Diamond Book Distributors.
Ablaze co-founder and VP of Creative/Business Development Rich Young says:
Ablaze looks forward to working with the Diamond team to begin building our book market business, and to keep expanding our direct market business. Our plan is to carefully curate a line of books for both markets that will be able to grow sustainably over time, but more importantly, excite fans and retailers to seek out the books we’re publishing!
The comics in Ablaze’s line-up include Vampire State Building, Wild Thing Or: My Life as a Wolf, The Old Geezers, and Indie Games. It has a growing array of titles including horror, action-adventure, sword and sorcery, and more.
Diamond Chief Procurement Officer, Tim Lenaghan added:
We are excited to begin a partnership with Ablaze and foresee great market potential for their books. Their continued effort to provide top-quality products that are both relevant and relatable is an asset we value, and we’re greatly looking forward to working with them to promote and sell their line of books.