Starting January 1, 2024, Penguin Random House will no longer be distributing Wizards of the Coast’s seminal TTRPG product, Dungeons & Dragons. Emails were sent to retailers with the announcement. io9 received a copy of the email as confirmation. There is currently a distributor portal live on Wizards’ site.
With no explanation whatsoever, the email reads. Penguin Random House LLC has announced that it will no longer distribute titles for Wizards of the Coast LLC as of December 31, 2023. It also provides a couple of support lines, and a link the distributor portal at the Wizards of the Coast website. There will now be six companies handling distribution; Alliance, Diamond, GTS, Magazine Exchange, PHS, and Southern Hobby.Wizards of the Coast maintains a quarterly publishing schedule, often publishing anywhere between two to six different books (if we count variant covers as new books) every three to
four months. PRH is a massive publishing and distribution company and it’s unclear how changing this structure will benefit the booksellers and gamestores who stock its products, especially as it intends to publish a new edition next year. Want more io9 News? Check out when to expect the latest Marvel,
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