Scout Comics has signed with Simon & Schuster Distribution Services for book channel distribution, the company announced.  The new relationship will kick off October 1.  The new book distribution arrangement comes as Scout is prepping its new young reader imprint Scoot!, which it plans to launch in January (see "Scout Will Launch Scoot!").

Other Simon & Schuster distribution clients in the comics space include BOOM! Studios, Legendary, VIZ Media, Humanoids, Oni Press, and Z2 Comics.

Scout also announced new representation on the international rights front, signing with the Webber Agency for representation for foreign language rights worldwide.