Diamond Book Distributors (DBD), a leading distributor of graphic novels, comics, and pop culture merchandise to the book trade and specialty retailers, has promoted Emily Botica to Vice President, Publisher Relations and Marketing. In her new role, Botica will continue to spearhead innovative marketing campaigns, develop and implement effective publisher acquisition strategies, and further elevate the company’s brand awareness and reputation.

“We are thrilled to promote Emily to Vice President, Publisher Relations and Marketing. She has consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership, strategic thinking, and a deep understanding of our industry,” Diamond Book Distributors President Tony Lutkus said. “Emily’s expertise and vision will play a key role in driving future growth, strengthening relationships, and further establishing DBD as a leader in the industry.”

Botica joined DBD in 2007 as sales manager working with Borders. Her dedication, drive, and passion for graphic novels led her to advance through progressively more responsible positions within the Publisher Relations and Marketing departments. In each role, Botica made significant contributions to our business, working tirelessly alongside our publishing clients to shape and direct their sales and marketing initiatives. Botica’s commitment to excellence, combined with her passion for our industry, will be instrumental in achieving our goals.