Diamond Book Distributors has been awarded the exclusive rights to distribute Tokyopop products to the book markets in the United Kingdom and Ireland. PanMacmillan has handled the distribution of Tokyopop product in the U.K. and Ireland since 2006, but will hand over distribution to DBD in 2010. Irish and U.K. customers will be advised of the precise timetable over the next few weeks.
This agreement does not affect the distribution of Tokyopop titles in the U.S. HarperCollins will continue to distribute Tokyopop books to bookstores in the U.S. In addition to its groundbreaking line of manga, Tokyopop has announced the 2010 publication of three movie adaptations, Shutter Island, The Cabin in the Woods, and Priest: Purgatory (see “Tokyopop Adds Movie Adaptations”).