Oni Press and Simon & Schuster AnnounceÂ Sales and Distribution Agreement
PORTLAND, OR., October 4, 2017â€”Simon & Schuster has entered into a sales and distribution agreement with Oni Press, a comic book and graphic novel publisher based in Portland, Oregon. Under the agreement, Simon & Schuster will handle sales and worldwide distribution to the book trade for Oni Pressâ€™s line of bestselling, award-winning, original and licensed comic books and graphic novels.
Under the agreement, sales and distribution will commence on March 1, 2018, bringing Oni Pressâ€™s wide range of publications to a larger marketplace of readers. Oni Pressâ€™s catalog includes popular comic books and graphic novels based on Adult Swimâ€™s Rick and Mortyâ„¢ and Nickelodeonâ€™s Invader ZIM, in addition to their line of critically-acclaimed original titles including Scott Pilgrim, Princess Princess Ever After, Lucky Penny, Courtney Crumrin, The Sixth Gun, Stumptown, Wet Moon, Letter 44, The Coldest City and Kaijumax.
â€œWe are delighted to welcome Oni Press to our family of distribution clients,â€ said Michael Perlman, Vice President of Client Sales and Marketing, Simon & Schuster. â€œThey have clearly found an audience of enthusiastic readers for their licensed and original titles, and we look forward to helping expand that audience world wide.â€
â€œWhen I first joined Joe Nozemack at Oni Press, it was clear we were doing something different. We have long known that our catalog appeals to a broader audience, so we have always worked to push the comic book medium beyond the direct market,â€ said James Lucas Jones, Publisher, Oni Press. â€œWorking with Simon & Schusterâ€™s incredible team, we are elated to bring our books to new readers, retailers, and libraries.â€
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