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Fanfare Signs with Book Distributor Atlas

posted on by Mikhail Koulikov
Ohio firm to distribute European manga publisher's titles to U.S. book stores

Fanfare, the United Kingdom-based manga publisher whose titles include many of the works of Jiro Taniguchi and other authors in the alternative "nouvelle manga" movement, has signed an agreement to outsource distribution of its titles in the American bookstore market with AtlasBooks Distribution. Previously, Fanfare's titles were distributedto specialty comic shops by Diamond Distributors, and to general bookstores by Biblio. Atlas will also handle the books originally published in Spanish by Fanfare's partner company Ponent Mon.

Some of the books on the company's release calendar for the rest of 2008 include Jiro Taniguchi's award-winning Quest for the Missing Girl and Distant Neighbourhood, as well as Kan Takahama's Awabi. Fanfare is also the publisher of Taniguchi's The Ice Wanderer, which has been nominated for a 2008 Eisner Award in the Best U.S. Edition of International Material - Japan category.

Source: Publishers Weekly Comics Week

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