December 2017 Sales Kit



The DBD December 2017 Sales Kit from Diamond Book Distributors is now available. This issue features graphic novels and other pop-culture merchandise scheduled to ship in December 2017 and beyond.

Titles featured in this issue include Grrl Scouts: Magic Socks from Image Comics, Gwar: Orgasmageddon from Dynamite, Ab Irato from Lion Forge and more! 

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


 



Author of 'Princess Princess Ever After' Discusses Upcoming Graphic Novel Author of 'Princess Princess Ever After' Discusses Upcoming Graphic Novel
Katie O'Neill is back with her latest young adult graphic novel The Tea Dragon Society from Oni Press, releasing October 2017. Check out our interview with O'Neill about her experience putting together another beautifully illustrated and poignantly written story about friendship, acceptance, and tradition. >>
First Photos from I Kill Giants Movie Adaptation Released First Photos from I Kill Giants Movie Adaptation Released
Filming for the movie adaptation of Joe Kelly's I Kill Giants from Image Comics began last fall, and the first stills from the live-action movie have been released. Check out the photos and a preview of the graphic novel here! >>
2017 Glyph Award Winners Announced 2017 Glyph Award Winners Announced
The 12th Annual Glyph Awards Ceremony was held May 19th in Philadelphia, and recognized the winners in ten categories including Story of the Year, Best Writer, Best Artist, and more! Check out the list of winners here! >>
Monstress, Saga and Paper Girls Among Hugo Award Nominees Monstress, Saga and Paper Girls Among Hugo Award Nominees
The Hugo Award nominees for the 2017 Best Graphic Story category have been announced, including Image Comics' Monstress Volume 1, Saga Volume 6 and Paper Girls Volume 1>>
The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #47 Gets Cover Art from Jim Steranko and Gabriel Rodriguez The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #47 Gets Cover Art from Jim Steranko and Gabriel Rodriguez
One of the most influential comic book artists ever, Jim Steranko, brings his compelling mastery of the art form to the cover of the book that has been the Bible of serious collectors, dealers and enthusiasts since 1970! Steranko’s take on Batman covers the new prices, new feature articles, new additions to the Overstreet Hall of Fame, market reports and more. >>

Diamond Heads to New York for Book Expo and Book Con Diamond Heads to New York for Book Expo and Book Con
Diamond will be attending Book Expo and Book Con in New York from May 31 - June 4. Visit us at Booth 2606 for exclusive previews of the latest best-selling and upcoming graphic novels and more!  >>
DBD Presents Fall 2017 Catalog Through Edelweiss DBD Presents Fall 2017 Catalog Through Edelweiss
The Fall 2017 Catalog is now available on Edelweiss and Edelweiss+ and includes titles such as Princeless Book 4, The Walking Dead Volume 28, James Bond: Black Box and more! >>
Young Adult Graphic Novel Giveaway Winner Announced Young Adult Graphic Novel Giveaway Winner Announced
To celebrate the increasing popularity of young adult graphic novels, DBD hosted a giveaway looking for the book store with the best YA graphic novel display. The winner of the ten graphic novels provided by this giveaway is Oblong Books & Music from New York.  >>
Diamond Becomes Exclusive Worldwide Distributor of Heavy Metal Diamond Becomes Exclusive Worldwide Distributor of Heavy Metal
Diamond to Distribute Heavy Metal Media Titles Globally to the Book Market
Effective April 2017, Diamond Comic Distributors has assumed exclusive worldwide sales and distribution for Heavy Metal Media, LLC in comic shop and book markets for graphic novels, trade paperback, and hardcover book publications. Diamond will continue to distribute Heavy Metal Magazine’s bimonthly issues to comic shop and specialty stores as well. >>
Diamond Becomes Exclusive Worldwide Distributor for AfterShock Comics in English-Speaking Countries Diamond Becomes Exclusive Worldwide Distributor for AfterShock Comics in English-Speaking Countries
AfterShock Comics has expanded their distribution agreement with Diamond to include the book market in English-speaking countries. With the top creators in the industry behind several of their best-selling titles such as Animosity and Black Eyed Kids, Diamond is excited to extend this partnership. >>
Diamond Meets With Publishers at Annual Sales Conference Diamond Meets With Publishers at Annual Sales Conference
Diamond Book Distributors hosted its Spring sales conference on March 17, meeting with publishers to discuss upcoming content and sales trends. Together publishers, sales reps and marketing teams outlined the most important releases for the rest of the year. >>
Yen Press Expands Distribution Deal with Diamond to Include International Markets Yen Press Expands Distribution Deal with Diamond to Include International Markets
Diamond to Offer Yen Titles in the UK and Ireland Book Markets
Effective June 5, 2017, Diamond Comic Distributors will assume exclusive sales and distribution for Yen Press outside of the North American market in traditional and non-traditional book channels. >>
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! >>

Saga Volume 7 Saga Volume 7
Image Comics
From the worldwide bestselling team of FIONA STAPLES and BRIAN K. VAUGHAN, “The War for Phang” is an epic, self-contained SAGA event! Finally reunited with her ever-expanding family, Hazel travels to a war-torn comet that Wreath and Landfall have been battling over for ages. >>
Walking Dead Volume 27: The Whisperer War Walking Dead Volume 27: The Whisperer War
Image Comics
The time has come. The forces are aligning. The war has begun! Has Rick brought about the demise of everything he's built? Or will he triumph once again? Know this... there will be a cost. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #157-162. >>
Providence Act 1 Providence Act 1
Avatar Press
Alan Moore’s quintessential horror series has set the standard for a terrifying examination of the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Providence Act 1 Hard Cover edition that contains Providence issues #1-4. >>
Paper Girls Volume 1 Paper Girls Volume 1
Image Comics
In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in this smash-hit series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood. >>
Monstress Volume 1: Awakening Monstress Volume 1: Awakening
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. >>
Rick and Morty Volume 1 Rick and Morty Volume 1
Oni Press
The hit comic book series based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hilarious [adult swim] animated show RICK & MORTY is now available in its first collection! Join the excitement as depraved genius Rick Sanchez embarks on insane adventures with his awkward grandson Morty across the universe and across time. >>
Disney Manga: Beauty & Beast - Belle's Tale Disney Manga: Beauty & Beast - Belle's Tale
Tokyopop
In Disney's live-action film "Beauty and the Beast," Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. This manga explores Belle's innermost thoughts as she learns that true beauty comes from within. >>
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Core Rulebook Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Core Rulebook
Paizo
This complete standalone fantasy roleplaying game takes your fantasy campaigns to new heights of adventure! Backward-compatible with the 3.5 fantasy rules but offering new solutions and options that place it firmly on the cutting edge, the Pathfinder RPG is the culmination of the largest open public playtest in RPG history. >>
Art of Atari Art of Atari
Dynamite Entertainment Sourced from private collections worldwide, this book spans over 40 years of unique illustrations used in packaging, advertisements, catalogs, and more. >>
Doctor Who: Time Lord Fairy Tales Slipcase Doctor Who: Time Lord Fairy Tales Slipcase
Penguin Group (UK)
Read legendary stories of monsters and heroes from across the Whoniverse, in this beautifully illustrated collection of dark and dangerous Time Lord fairy tales. Now including a brand new story for 2016, 'The Emporer Dalek's New Clothes', this slipcase is the perfect keepsake for any true Doctor Who fan. >>