The UK-based publisher Fanfare/Ponent Mon has appointed Davis Marketing Services of Madison Wisconsin to promote its titles throughout the North American market. Fanfare/Ponent Mon is known for its Nouvelle Manga line of books, which includes such titles as Mariko Parade, Kinderbook, and Blue as well as several titles by master manga-ka Jiro Taniguchi (including The Walking Man and The Times of Botchan), whose worked is justly celebrated in Tim Lehman's Manga Masters of Art available now from Collins Design (which is itself an excellent holiday gift for any manga fan).
Davis Marketing has stock of the seven current Fanfare/Ponent Mon titles and specialty stores can contact DMS directly for backlist titles. Diamond Comic Distributors will continue to provide air-import service to specialty stores for all new Fanfare/Ponent Mon releases. Mainstream bookstores and libraries can obtain Fanfare/Ponent Mon titles via Biblio Distribution, which will have the books available early in 2006.