Diamond Book Distributors has added Luke Magerko as Executive Director of Business Development. Magerko is charged with growing sales outside of the book and comic stores, specifically in mass and specialty retail channels.
Magerko was most recently National Account Manager for Meredith Books, where he sold to Walmart, Lowes, and Kroger and other grocery chains. That was his most recent position in a 17 year career in the magazine and book publishing industry, including a stint in distribution along with his 11 years at Meredith.
We asked Kuo-Yu Liang, VP Sales and Marketing at DBD, for more detail on Magerko’s role. “Luke will be creating programs to the class of trade that includes home centers, dollar stores, mass, etc.,” he said. “In some cases we already have sales reps. Luke is coming in to create programs, not just sell.”