Longtime Diamond book executive Kuo-Yu Liang has joined ReedPOP as Global Director of Business Development, concentrating on Asia from his base in Seattle, Washington. ReedPOP currently has nine shows in the region, in China, Singapore, Indonesia, South Korea, and India. Liang will spend time with customers, ReedPOP teams around the world, and at the ReedPOP HQ in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Liang joined Diamond in 2002 from Ballantine Books, where he was Associate Publisher, in order to spearhead the development of Diamond Book Distributors (see “Kuo-Yu Liang Joins Diamond to Head Book Sales”). Liang left his role as Vice President at DBD in September and moved to Vice President, International Sales and Business Development as Josh Hayes took over running the division, (see “Josh Hayes New Head of Diamond Book Distributors”).
ReedPOP Global Head Lance Fensterman welcomed Liang. “His ability to create communities, connect creators, navigate multiple cultures, see upcoming trends in pop culture and build a business by bringing buyers and sellers together have all prepared him perfectly for his new role with us,” Fensterman said.
Liang thanked his former colleagues at Diamond and noted that he’d be working with the company in his new role with the event organizer. “I look forward to work closely with Diamond Comic Distributors to build pop culture communities around the globe” he said. “I am very excited to be joining a company and culture that is comprised of people who have a true passion for what they do and strong belief in where they are headed.”