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February 1, 2018


ReedPOP: DBD's Longtime Executive Kuo-Yu Liang Joins Team As Global Director Of Business Development

Kuo-Yu Liang, the longtime Diamond Comic Distributors working on the books end of the business most recently as Vice President International Sales and Business Development at Diamond Comic Distributors, has joined ReedPOP as their Global Director of Business Development according to an announcement made by Lance Fensterman, the company's Global Head. Liang will headquarter in Seattle and work on growing the ReedPOP business model with a focus on Asia. The group currently has nine shows in "China, Singapore, Indonesia, South Korea and India."

Liang I believe started with Random House but was a hugely important hire for Diamond to settle and legitimize their ability to serve as a book distributor when a number of traditional prose distributors were starting to snap up comics publishers. He is credited with finding significant growth for Diamond in international markets.

The announcement is here:

Kuo-Yu_Liang_Press_Release.pdf

A letter sent out by DBD this morning indicated no concrete replacement strategy while bidding farewell to Liang and underlining the continued importance of the international marketplace for Diamond.
 
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