“This is pretty darn big… The Beat reports Marvel has left Diamond Book Distributors. Marvel had easily been DBD’s biggest account. No particular reason was given for the change, though DBD’s Kuo-yu Liang claims the distributor has been ‘prepared’ for the loss for some time.
“In early March, DBD let go two employees, which was immediately followed by a “glitch” that caused books carried by DBD to be priced incorrectly at online retailers Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a short period of time. A few weeks ago, Checker Book Group ended its relationship with DBD and Diamond Comic Distributors, citing problems with Diamond’s ability to collect debt from retailers.”
DBD loses largest publisher client to Hachette, by Simon, Icarus Comics, April 12, 2010