Tony Lutkus Named President, Diamond Book Distributors
Diamond Book Distributors (DBD), a division of Diamond Comic Distributors, the largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels, and related pop-culture merchandise worldwide, has named Tony Lutkus as President. Lutkus will start in his new role August 16.
Lutkus has more than 15 years of senior management and leadership experience in the publishing industry including a decade of strategic development and plan execution in partnership with publishers to optimize product development, pricing, merchandising, digital advertising, social media, publicity and retail promotions. Most recently, Lutkus served as Senior Director, Sales & Marketing for Penguin Random House. Prior to that, Lutkus served as International Sales & Marketing Director for Hachette Book Group.
As President, Lutkus will provide expanded leadership to drive growth for DBD and its publishing partners.
Josh Hayes continues in his role as Executive Vice President and will report to Lutkus.
Diamond Book Distributors is dedicated to making a wide selection of graphic novels, manga, gaming, genre fiction and pop-culture merchandise available to bookstores, libraries, schools, mass merchants and more. DBD helps publishers tell their stories, grow their businesses and reach new customers by providing support and insight at every stage of the publishing process.