PORTLAND, Ore. 11/13/2023 — Image Comics welcomes a new head of Book Market Sales, Margot Wood.
Margot Wood is now VP of Book Market Sales at Image Comics, effective immediately. She will oversee Image’s Book Market Sales and be the main point of contact between the publisher and its book market distributor, Simon & Schuster. Wood will report directly to Eric Stephenson, Publisher & Chief Creative Officer at Image.
“Everyone remembers those series that got them into comics and for me, they all happen to be from Image,” said Wood. “The chance to work with these talented creators and incredible staff has been a career goal of mine for a long time. I am beyond excited to bring my knowledge of the Book Market and experience working with the great folks at Simon & Schuster to the team.”
Wood comes to Image with nine years of experience working previously as Director of Marketing & Sales at Oni Press and in Marketing at HarperCollins Publishers. In her time at Oni, Wood worked closely with Simon & Schuster to grow the sales of such titles as, Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim, Katie O’Neill’s The Tea Dragon Society, by Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson’ A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns, Brenna Thummler’s Sheets, Maia Kobabe’s Gender Queer, and Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon’s Rick & Morty comics, to name a few. In her time at HarperCollins she worked on such graphic novels as, ND Stevenson’s Nimona and Neil Gaiman & P. Craig Russell’s The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel Vol. 1 & Vol. 2.
Stephenson added: “With nearly a decade in publishing, Margot has established a truly impressive reputation for herself, and we couldn’t be more pleased to welcome her to Image. With roots in both the comics world and traditional publishing, Margot is uniquely equipped to represent our titles in the booktrade as we transition to Simon & Schuster in the new year, and we all look forward to benefiting from her knowledge and experience.”
Chloe Ramos, Image’s Book Market & Library Sales Manager, will now report to Wood.
(Margot Wood is of no relation to Dirk Wood, Image’s current VP of International Sales & Licensing.)