August 2019 Sales Kit



The August 2019 Sales Kit from Diamond Book Distributors is now available. This issue features graphic novels and other pop-culture merchandise scheduled to ship in August 2019 and beyond.

Titles featured in this issue include Monstress Book 1 from Image Comics, Megadeth Omnibus HC from Heavy Metal Magazine, No Ivy League from Lion Forge, Incursion from Valiant Entertainment, and more!

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

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BINC's Annual Scholarship Program Now Open for 2019 BINC's Annual Scholarship Program Now Open for 2019
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Cold War Wallpaper In A Bully Wars Era Cold War Wallpaper In A Bully Wars Era
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Creator Eliot Rahal Dishes About 'Hot Lunch Special' Creator Eliot Rahal Dishes About 'Hot Lunch Special'
Available February 2019! Creator Eliot Rahal serves up HOT LUNCH SPECIAL at AfterShock Comics, featuring art by Jorge Fornes. >>
High Crimes From Bottom Feeders High Crimes From Bottom Feeders
Available February 2019! Those who feed at the bottom are high in the food chain when it comes to villainy. Or otherwise…they're totally normal. Read about the ultimate motley crew in Christopher Sebela’s High Crimes TP>>
Queer Webcomic Comes to Print from Lion Forge Queer Webcomic Comes to Print from Lion Forge
Available October 2019! Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu's long-running Queer, Chinese-American paranormal romance MOONCAKES is coming to print from Lion Forge. >>
Tom Baker Answers Fan Questions About Scratchman Tom Baker Answers Fan Questions About Scratchman
In his first ever Doctor Who novel, Tom Baker’s incredible imagination is given free rein. The Fourth Doctor himself, discusses the novel's creation and answers fan questions with Doctor Who Magazine's Emily Cook. >>
YouTube Sensation Poppy To Tell Origin Story In Graphic Novel YouTube Sensation Poppy To Tell Origin Story In Graphic Novel
Available July 2019! Poppy will be publishing Genesis 1, a graphic novel that will explore her mysterious origins. She is well-known for her surrealist videos that garner millions of views on her channel.  >>

A Year in Review with Diamond Books A Year in Review with Diamond Books
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Bedside Press Inks Exclusive Distribution Deal with Diamond Bedside Press Inks Exclusive Distribution Deal with Diamond
Bedside Press, publisher of acclaimed graphic novels such as A Bunch of Jews and Other Stuff and Gothic Tales of Haunted Love, has named Diamond Comic Distributors as the exclusive worldwide distributor in the book market and comic book specialty market.  >>
DBD's 2019 Trade Show Schedule DBD's 2019 Trade Show Schedule
Diamond Book Distributors will take the show on the road again in 2019, attending several trade shows throughout the year including ALA's Mid-Winter Conference, Book Expo, and more! >>
First Trade: Comic Reviews for Booksellers - January 2019 First Trade: Comic Reviews for Booksellers - January 2019
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