Alterna Comics has inked a deal with IPG to expand their print and digital lineup into the global book market.
The deal comes in advance of Alterna Comics current distribution deal with Partners Publishers Group expiring in the coming months.
IPG will begin rolling out Alterna Comics lineup in their Fall Catalog with frontlist and backlist titles debuting between September 2016 and March 2017. Some of the titles already planned for release are The Chair, Corktown, The Alterna Anniverseries Anthology, IF Anthology, and Super Powers.
Alterna Comics publisher Peter Simeti talks about the significance of the deal with IPG, “IPG is one of the largest distributors of independent publishers in the world and I’m thrilled that Alterna will be able to grow under their banner. Our readership is expected to grow globally up to 10 times in size over the course of the next two years as they will be our exclusive distributor in the book market and ebook market. The deal also shows the growing interest in graphic novels across the world. I hope other graphic novel publishers pursue a deal with IPG as well, as they’ve been a pleasure to work with. It’s an exciting time for the creators here and it’s fitting that it comes about as we celebrate our tenth anniversary.”