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Top Shelf Launches First Wave of DRM-free Graphic Novels!

Since 2011, Top Shelf has embraced digital distribution wholeheartedly. They’ve presented an unmatched library of award-winning and fan-favorite graphic novels on multiple platforms, working with numerous digital partners to offer readers a remarkable degree of choice, while keeping digital prices substantially lower than print.

Fans have taken advantage of having their Top Shelf library handy and easily on the go by downloading Top Shelf comics by the thousands from excellent vendors like Comixology, Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, Kobo, BN Nook, and more, while continuing to shop for their favorites in printed format from their favorite retailers.

Today, Top Shelf is launching a new program that gives digital readers even more options. In addition to selling through their digital partners, select titles are now available in DRM-free digital editions directly from their online store at www.topshelfcomix.com! Using this DRM-free option allows you to download your purchase as a simple PDF, ePub, or CBZ file — yours to keep, back up, or transfer to mobile devices.

What’s more, this new direct-download option allows Top Shelf to launch another great feature: add-on pricing. Starting today, customers who order select titles from the www.topshelfcomix.com online store can purchase both print and digital editions at the same time, for a substantial savings!

For example, Jeff Lemire’s The Underwater Welder is priced at $19.95 print and $6.99 digital, but now when ordering the print edition, it’s only $2.99 extra to add on the digital edition. One for home and one for the road? One for you and one for your sweetie? The choice is yours, with add-on pricing!

Top Shelf’s new DRM-free ebook program launches with the following titles:

  • March: Book One by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell ($7.99 digital, $1.99 with print purchase)
  • Heck by Zander Cannon ($9.99 digital, $2.99 with print purchase)
  • Crater XV by Kevin Cannon ($9.99 digital, $2.99 with print purchase)
  • The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire ($6.99 digital, $2.99 with print purchase)
  • God Is Disappointed in You by Mark Russell & Shannon Wheeler ($9.99 digital, $1.99 with print purchase)
  • Chester 5000 by Jess Fink ($5.99 digital, $1.99 with print purchase)
  • We Can Fix It by Jess Fink ($6.99 digital, $1.99 with print purchase)
  • The Surrogates (Vol. 1) by Robert Venditti & Brett Weldele ($5.99 digital, $1.99 with print purchase)
  • The Surrogates (Vol. 2): Flesh and Bone by Robert Venditti & Brett Weldele ($5.99 digital, $1.99 with print purchase)
  • Swallow Me Whole by Nate Powell ($9.99 digital, $2.99 with print purchase)
  • Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed? by Liz Prince ($3.99 digital, $0.99 with print purchase)

Also, the following digital-exclusive titles are now available DRM-free:

  • Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer (Vol. 1) by Dusty Higgins & Van Jensen ($4.99 digital)
  • Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer (vol. 2): The Great Puppet Theater by Dusty Higgins & Van Jensen ($4.99 digital)

Top Shelf: August 2010 Solicitations

Official Press Release

The new (June) Diamond Previews catalog (for books shipping to stores in August) spotlights the mind-bending debut graphic novel from Will Dinski, Fingerprints, as well as a new printing of the legendary Lost Girls by Alan Moore & Melinda Gebbie! Be sure to let your local comic retailer know you’re interested — that helps us, as well as them.


by Will Dinski

— A 96-Page, Full-Color Hardcover Graphic Novel, $14.95 (US)
— Diamond: JUN10-1133
— ISBN 978-1-60309-053-7

FINGERPRINTSIn a town where movie-star beauty is only a surgery away, it’s hard to tell what’s real. A cosmetic surgeon takes pride in his best work: an ingénue of the silver screen, literally built for success. While he plans one last procedure to perfect her looks, his aging wife struggles to keep his interest, and his ambitious assistant threatens his practice with a disturbing new technique. In his debut graphic novel, acclaimed mini-comic creator Will Dinski presents a haunting pastel vision of beauty, surgery, and jealousy, served with a sci-fi twist.


by Alan Moore & Melinda Gebbie

— A 320-page, Full-Color Hardcover (Shrink Wrapped), $45.00 (US)
— Diamond: JUN10-1134
— ISBN 978-1-60309-044-5

LOST GIRLSFor more than a century, Alice, Wendy and Dorothy have been our guides through the Wonderland, Neverland and Land of Oz of our childhoods. Now like us, these three lost girls have grown up and are ready to guide us again, this time through the realms of our sexual awakening and fulfillment. Through their familiar fairytales they share with us their most intimate revelations of desire in its many forms, revelations that shine out radiantly through the dark clouds of war gathering around a luxury Austrian hotel. Drawing on the rich heritage of erotica, Lost Girls is the rediscovery of the power of ecstatic writing and art in a sublime union that only the medium of comics can achieve. Exquisite, thoughtful, and human, Lost Girls is a work of breathtaking scope that challenges the very notion of art fettered by convention. This is erotic fiction at its finest. — For Adults Only.


by Robert Venditti & Brett Weldele

THE SURROGATES (VOLS 1 & 2)— Vol 1: Diamond: JUN10-1135
— Vol 1: ISBN 978-1-891830-87-7

— Vol 2: Diamond: JUN10-1136
— Vol 2: ISBN 978-1-60309-018-6

This month Diamond is also re-offering both of the New York Times bestselling Surrogates graphic novels. If you haven’t checked them out, now’s the time to order them — and read the epic story that the Bruce Willis film, Surrogates, was based on.