Fantagraphics Books has signed an agreement giving Diamond Comic Distributors exclusive rights to distribute Fantagraphics books and comics to comic book, game and specialty stores worldwide.  Fantagraphics will continue to be represented to the U.S. book market by W.W. Norton, though Diamond Book Distributors will now represent Fantagraphics in the Canadian market.


The new arrangement will allow Diamond to stock Fantagraphics titles in greater depth and to provide retailers with a better discount on the line (up to 50% off, where before most Fantagraphics titles were maximum 45%).


While the agreement means that Fantagraphics will no longer sell directly to retailers, a spokesperson told ICv2 that Fantagraphics will continue selling to Last Gasp.