Welcome news today that Lunar Distribution will be distributing the work of top indie publishers Floating World Comics, Silver Sprocket and Uncivilized Books. More details in the press release below but this is a great development in ensuring these three very worthwhile publishers reach the wider audiences they deserve.
Lunar Distribution is proud to announce a distribution deal with Floating World Comics, Silver Sprocket and Uncivilized Books to bring their books to the direct market and other retailers.
The three independent publishers will offer retailers a 50% discount, starting with their December releases as well as October and November titles on FOC.
“We are very excited to add Floating World Comics, Silver Sprocket, and Uncivilized Books to the Lunar family,” says Lunar co-owner Christina Merkler. “They offer a mix of titles that will be a great addition to any store selection and provide an opportunity to bring new readers in. Lunar’s focus is to offer publishers with a passion for comics and diversity to our retail accounts and we believe they will be a perfect fit.“
Floating World Comics owner, Jason Leivian, says, “We’re excited to partner with Lunar and work with Christina, who shares a passion for independent comics and a vision of an evolving direct market, getting comics into a new generation of specialty shops and bookstores.”
“Calling Marvel and DC ‘mainstream’ is so strange to me, when I meet people all the time who love comics but don’t read any superhero books,” says Silver Sprocket founder Avi Ehrlich. “We publish comics that have been massively popular through some of the weirder channels, and it’s super exciting for them to finally start thriving in the more formal ‘comic book direct market’ world.”
“It is always good to have more options in distribution,” says Uncivilized Comics founder Tom Kaczynski. “It makes the whole comics ecosystem a little bit more anti-fragile. We’re excited to work with Lunar, participate in the evolution of the direct market, and bring our books and comics to more readers.”