April 2018 Sales Kit



The April 2018 Sales Kit from Diamond Book Distributors is now available. This issue features graphic novels and other pop-culture merchandise scheduled to ship in April 2018 and beyond.

Titles featured in this issue include Sami the Samurai Squirrel from Action Lab EntertainmentPaper Girls Volume 4 from Image Comics, Algeria is Beautiful Like America from Lion Forge and more!

To see previous Sales Kits and current catalogs, check out the DBD Sales Catalogs and Kits page.

September 2017 Best-Selling Graphic Novels September 2017 Best-Selling Graphic Novels
Check out the top 25 best-selling graphic novels from DBD publishers for September 2017 based on sales reported on BookScan. >>
Bright Lights on Dynamite's Skin & Earth Bright Lights on Dynamite's Skin & Earth
Pop artist Lights develops a concept album that ties together her music and a comic book series. Read our exclusive interview and see multiple Lights videos! Skin & Earth is currently scheduled for an April 2018 release. >>
Lighter Than My Shadow Named Best Book of the Month by Amazon Lighter Than My Shadow Named Best Book of the Month by Amazon
Published by Lion Forge, British author and illustrator Katie Green's graphic memoir Lighter Than My Shadow detailing her journey through eating disorders and abuse has been named Amazon's best book of the month.  >>
13 Books To Get You Ready for Halloween 13 Books To Get You Ready for Halloween
Treat yourself to these ghoulish titles in anticipation for the spookiest day of the year. From kids books to mature titles, these Halloween graphic novels are bound to thrill any reader. >>
Children's Book Council & EBSCO Now Accepting Nominations for 2018 SEE-It Award Children's Book Council & EBSCO Now Accepting Nominations for 2018 SEE-It Award
Nominations for the second annual SEE-IT Award by EBSCO Information Services & Children's Book Council are now open.  >>
Naval Institute Press Announces New Graphic Novel Imprint Naval Institute Press Announces New Graphic Novel Imprint
Naval Institute Press, publisher of military histories and classics, has announced the launch of a new graphic novel imprint: Dead Reckoning>>
Get Happy! With First Trailer of the New Syfy Series Get Happy! With First Trailer of the New Syfy Series
Based on the graphic novel by Grant Morrison from Image Comics, SYFY has revealed the first trailer for the upcoming television series Happy!, airing December 6. Check it out here! >>
Russo Brothers to Produce Adaptation of Deadly Class from Image Comics Russo Brothers to Produce Adaptation of Deadly Class from Image Comics
Joe and Anthony Russo have been named the executive producers on the SYFY adaptation of Deadly Class from Image Comics. Check out an interview with artist Wes Craig as well as a preview of the series here! >>
Sebastian Girner Reaches Out About Latest YA Fantasy Adventure Sebastian Girner Reaches Out About Latest YA Fantasy Adventure
Comic creator Sebastian Girner addresses retailers on Scales & Scoundrels Volume 1, a young adult fantasy adventure releasing February 2018 from Image Comics. Read the full letter and access an extended preview here! >>
Crosswind from Image Comics Optioned for SYFY Television Series Crosswind from Image Comics Optioned for SYFY Television Series
Crosswind from Image Comics has been optioned for the small screen by SYFY. Vanessa Piazza (Dark Matter, Lost Girl) is attached to the project. >>

Diamond Promotes Hayes to Lead Diamond Book Distributors Diamond Promotes Hayes to Lead Diamond Book Distributors
Kuo-Yu Liang Moves into International Business Development Role
Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels, and related pop-culture merchandise, announced Friday that Josh Hayes has been promoted to lead its book market division, Diamond Book Distributors (DBD), as Executive Vice President. >>
DBD Presents Spring 2018 Catalog Through Edelweiss DBD Presents Spring 2018 Catalog Through Edelweiss
The Spring 2018 Catalog is now available on Edelweiss and Edelweiss+ and includes titles such as Scales & Scoundrels Volume 1 from Image Comics, Skin & Earth from Dynamite, The Lost Path from Lion Forge and more! >>
DBD Offers Free Freight for Independent Bookstores DBD Offers Free Freight for Independent Bookstores
Diamond Book Distributors is making it easier than ever for bookstores to stock graphic novels for with a free freight offer to contiguous U.S stores! >>
DBD's 2017 Trade Show Schedule DBD's 2017 Trade Show Schedule
Diamond Book Distributors will take the show on the road again in 2017, attending several trade shows throughout the year including ALA's Mid-Winter Conference, Book Expo, and more! >>

Monstress Volume 2: The Blood Monstress Volume 2: The Blood
Image Comics
Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900's Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power. >>