The Distribution Engine was started by Ken Goldberg and John Anderson as a means to support those independent comics publishers that were struggling to find decent distribution in the US and Canada.
The Business Plan is simple:
- Show each shop a variety of books. Actually let them see the books before they order.
- Don't force a minimum order on them.
- Support them after they've ordered any books with media mentions, supporting material where possible, and generally just being available to talk.
The Distribution Engine isn't everywhere - yet. It's starting small to prevent overreaching and failing. Because failure is not an option.
If you are interested in being a part of The Distribution Engine, either as a comics publisher or a comics dealer, then please register your interest.