Penguin Random House Publisher Services (PRHPS), which provides sales and distribution services to independent publishers globally, is expanding its long-standing 10-year sales and distribution agreement with DC Entertainment (DCE) to include the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The expansion, part of a drive to increase its clients' international reach, will be effective as of 1st September 2017. PRHPS currently represents DC Entertainment in all other territories. DCE is home to brands including Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman. The company publishes thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year and is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.
Jeff Abraham, president of Penguin Random House Publisher Services, said: “We are thrilled to expand our 10-year partnership with DC to now include the UK and Ireland. Together, we have seen tremendous growth in DC sales into the book trade channels and believe that there is opportunity to further expand its potential with this extremely important territorial addition."
John Cunningham, senior vice president of Sales and Trade Marketing of DC Entertainment, said: “Our long standing partnership with PRH has been a critical element of DCE’s publishing successes in recent years. Extending that partnership is equally critical for DCE’s growth in the future, as we add new products to our line.”