Walmart Considers Dedicated Graphic Novel Section in Stores
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Trade journal Publishers Weekly reported on Tuesday that retail chain Walmart is considering a dedicated graphic novel section in its stores, and is currently "in talks" with distributor Diamond Book Distributors about the deal.
The potential deal comes after manga publisher Viz Media closed a deal with Walmart earlier this month to expand the number of titles it will sell through the retail chain. Walmart now sells Viz titles Tokyo Ghoul, Pokémon, One-Punch Man, and the Naruto spinoff novels.
Diamond Comic Distributors, the parent company of Diamond Book Distributors, handles titles from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, Valiant Entertainment, IDW Publishing, and Dynamite. Diamond Book Distributors doesn't handle Marvel Comics or DC Comics for book trade retailers.