Diamond Book Distributors has signed agreements with Desperado Publishing and Aurora Publishing to be the non-exclusive worldwide distributor of  English-language editions of their graphic novels to the bookstore, library, warehouse, mass merchandise, specialty mass, and comic book store markets. 


Desparado recently announced its independence from Image Comics starting in May (see 'Desperado Leaves Image'). 


Aurora is a subsidiary of the large Japanese publisher, Ohzora, and intends to use the partnership to reach a larger audience for its manga properties.