The announcement is a bit of a no-brainer considering that Radical was at last month’s Diamond Retailer Summit.
Radical Publishing has finalized negotiations to return to Diamond Book Distributors (DBD) for distributing their graphic novel titles and products to book stores, mass-market merchandisers, libraries and other outlets worldwide.
“We’re very excited to be rejoining Diamond Book Distributors,” said Radical Publishing Director of Sales, Teddy Cabugos. “In this industry, we recognize that a publisher really needs to be with a distributor whose expertise is the world of graphic novels. Diamond’s influence in the book market and ability to secure placement for their publishing lines means that we’re at the right distributor to grow our business.”
The deal commences in April, with DBD handling previous backlist titles and new frontlist titles offered to the book market for June release. Radical was previously distributed by Random House. “We are pleased to welcome Radical Publishing back to our client roster,” said Kuo-Yu Liang, DBD’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “I am very excited that we can bring their titles to book market customers once again.”
Founded by Barry Levine, Jesse Berger and Matthew Berger, Radical publishing released their first titles in May 2008. Since then they have recruited a long list of top creators and published a number titles already making headway in the industry. Unlike other comics’ publishers, Radical focuses on character- driven mythological or genre-based stories, such as Hercules, Aladdin: Legacy of the Lost, Earp: Saints for Sinners, Legends: the Enchanted, and Caliber. Many of their materials are developed with an eye on the film industry.