Lead Sponsors

Penguin Random HouseThe Penguin Random House Library Marketing team members are dedicated library advocates working to bring the best books and authors to librarians and library patrons everywhere. Working with diverse imprints—from Del Rey to Doubleday to Archie Comics to DC Comics, and more—they are your resource for LibraryCon events, personal reading lists, book news, and beyond. Visit them online at PenguinRandomHouseLibrary.com and BorrowReadRepeat.com.

Diamond Book DistributorsIn 2002, Diamond Comic Distributors spun off its book trade efforts into Diamond Book Distributors (DBD). DBD is dedicated to making a wide selection of graphic novels and pop culture merchandise available globally to bookstores, libraries, schools, online retailers, mass merchants and others. The company features a team of seasoned professionals in sales and marketing, as well as the Diamond Comic Distributors reputation and infrastructure in selling graphic novels and related pop culture merchandise.

Exhibitors and Other Sponsors

Andrews McMeel PublishingAndrews McMeel Universal is distinguished by the uncanny ability to tap into the zeitgeist of popular culture. Specializing in comics, illustrated humor, and inspirational content (think Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, and Doonesbury), the remarkable roster of talent includes dozens of New York Times bestselling authors and Pulitzer Prize-, Reuben Award-, and Emmy-Award-winning creators.

Archie ComicsArchie Comics is home to some of the longest-running brands in the history of the comic industry, spawning some of the most popular humor, action-adventure and superhero characters in entertainment. In the past few years, Archie has further expanded its presence with the debut of the hit CW TV series Riverdale, and will do the same in next year’s highly-anticipated series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Archie & Co. are a constant in reading rooms everywhere.

Baker & TaylorBaker & Taylor, a Follett company, is the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products. We love books and leverage our unsurpassed distribution network to deliver rich content in multiple formats, anytime and anywhere, to readers worldwide. Baker & Taylor offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries and retailers globally.

DC ComicsDC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

Del ReyDel Rey Books began as an imprint of Ballantine Books in 1977. Founded by editors Judy-Lynn and Lester del Rey, Del Rey is now one of the worlds foremost publishers of science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction, as well as media and pop culture titles.

Europe ComicsEurope Comics is a joint digital initiative run by 13 European comics industry players from 8 European countries. Its main purpose is the creation of a pan-European catalog of award-winning graphic novels from across the continent, published digitally in English and available through major retailers and library networks. Europe Comics also works towards the promotion of European authors and the creation of a European comics online directory, meant for both comics readers and professionals.

Image ComicsImage Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists that has gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino. It consists of five houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes nearly every genre imaginable.

Junior Library GuildJunior Library Guild is the book review and collection development service that helps more than 23,000 libraries acquire the best new children’s, young adult, and adult crossover titles for their collections. Chat with our booth staff to learn about the LibraryCon special offer on our award-winning books and convenient, cost-effective service.

Lee & LowLee & Low Books is the largest multicultural children’s book publisher in the United States. The company publishes award-winning books for beginning readers through young adults under several different imprints including Bebop Books, Children’s Book Press, and Tu Books. Lee & Low also offers a wide selection of bilingual and Spanish-language titles. The company is proud to publish culturally relevant and authentic books that encourage every child to become a reader.

Lion ForgeLion Forge is a transmedia studio with a focus on comics publishing across all age groups with our three imprints, CubHouse (for readers 12 and younger), Roar (Teen and Young Adult), and our main imprint Lion Forge (older readers). As a company committed to “Comics for Everyone,” we strive to publish titles that reflect the diversity of our world in the characters, the creators, and the Lion Forge team, and to create content that is just as original.

OrbitLaunched in 2007, Orbit is the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Hachette Book Group. Orbit US has quickly established itself as one of the market-leading SFF imprints in the US, and the fastest growing imprint in the field. Orbit US authors include New York Times and international bestsellers Joe Abercrombie, M.R. Carey, Gail Carriger, James S.A. Corey, N.K. Jemisin, Ann Leckie, Kim Stanley Robinson, Andrzej Sapkowski, and Brent Weeks.

Penguin Young ReadersPenguin Young Readers Group is a global leader in children’s publishing, with preeminent imprints such as Dial Books, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Philomel, Puffin, Speak, Firebird, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, Razorbill, Viking, Nancy Paulsen books, Kathy Dawson books, Price Stern Sloan, and Frederick Warner. Penguin Young Readers Group publishes books in all formats for children of all ages, including award-winning board books, picture books, novels, and nonfiction.

Penny FarthingStarting with only one book, The Victorian, Penny-Farthing Productions, Inc. expanded its line to ten titles, keeping output small enough to maintain the highest quality. This “boutique approach” to publishing has won the recognition of the comics and fine arts industries. Above all, Penny-Farthing Productions Inc. and President Ken White strive to work with talented and energetic individuals in order to put exquisite pieces of art into the hands of readers everywhere. This is the PFP goal.

Quirk BooksHeadquartered on a quiet cobblestone street in the historic Old City district of Philadelphia, Quirk Books publishes just 25 books per year and every title is a labor of love. Some of our more popular recent titles include the best selling YA series Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, the fangirl fairy tale Geekerella, the legendary Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and classroom favorite William Shakespeare’s Star Wars—plus cookbooks, children’s books, pop culture titles, and more.


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