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Penguin Doctor Who Books Get USA Distributor

Good news for Doctor Who fans in the USA who have had trouble getting hold of books! Penguin Books UK – who own the license to publish Doctor Who fiction – has signed a distribution deal with Diamond Comic Distributors (DCD).

This agreement allows the sale and promotion of its young adult and children’s line of Doctor Who books and novels to specialist comic book stores, bookstores, mass-market merchandisers, libraries and other outlets across the United States and Mexico. Among the books could be the Death Riders/Heart of Stone “flippers”, two books in one binding.

Juliet Matthews is Penguin UK’s Media and Entertainment Publisher.

“We’re excited to be working with Diamond .The growing audience of Doctor Who fans in the U.S. makes it an ideal partnership to extend our reach.”

Meanwhile, you’ll find Bill Schanes in the role of VP-Purchasing for Diamond Comic Distributors.

“Doctor Who has been one of the growing brand licenses for Diamond and we’re happy to be selling the Penguin Books UK line in North America. These books haven’t directly available from any U.S. source except for those that might have imported a small quantity.”

Penguin Books UK is a division of Penguin Group and has published over one hundred books and novels in its Doctor Who young adult and children’s line.

In the coming year several new novels and books will be released on a list that includes Doctor Who: Alien Adventures, book three of its mass market paperback novel series; a Doctor Who Activity Book, featuring puzzles, games and stickers; and Doctor Who: Where’s the Doctor?, a Where’s Wally-esque seek-and-find book with lots of hidden surprises.

Christian Cawley


A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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