This new agreement allows Simon and Schuster to handle distribution of Vault's array of book format titles to the book channel worldwide starting May 1. Damian Wassel, Vault CEO and Publisher, had the following to say on the new deal:
“As Vault continues to expand our catalog, break ground in film, television, and other media, and reach new fans, we know we’ll be able to count on the team at S&S to support our growth for years to come,” said Wassel.
DM retailers will still be able to obtain Vault titles through Diamond Comic Distributors after this deal goes into effect.
Red 5 Comics also announced a distribution deal with Simon and Schuster for their line of trade paperbacks and graphic novels (see "Red 5 Comics Inks a Distro Deal with Simon and Schuster").