Oni Press‘ digital catalog of comic books and graphic novels is heading to schools and libraries as part of a new agreement with LibraryPass.
Today, LibraryPass announced a distribution deal with Oni Press, which will make the publisher’s titles available to libraries and schools via the digital Comics Plus platform. This move “[consolidates] the existing backlist titles from Lion Forge Comics under one banner.” (Lion Forge merged with Oni in 2019.)
Comics Plus allows for “unlimited simultaneous access for online and offline reading.” A number of Oni titles are already available on LibraryPass’ digital comics platform. These include Action Journalism, Gender Queer, No Ivy League, Puerto Rico Strong, Sheets, and Upgrade Soul. More books will be added in the coming months — including all six Scott Pilgrim graphic novels.
Oni Press and LibraryPass discuss the new deal
“We’re honored to be expanding our diverse collection to include all of Oni’s excellent backlist and are looking forward to the many exciting releases they have coming out in the near future,” said Guy LeCharles Gonzalez, Chief Content Officer at LibraryPass.
“Oni Press is proud to partner with LibraryPass and Comics Plus who are doing amazing work in one of the most important areas of book publishing: educational and public libraries,” added Spencer Simpson, VP of Sales at Oni. “We’ve seen firsthand the power of bringing graphic storytelling to students and patrons alike and we’re excited to share our full catalog of published works through Comics Plus, from classics such as Tea Dragon Society, Mooncakes, and The Sixth Gun along with upcoming releases such as The Happy Shop, Covenant, and Hobtown Mystery Stories.”