Del Rey Manga Announcement

"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ali Kokmen as Manga Marketing Manager for the Del Rey imprint, a new position, reporting to Ballantine/Del Rey Associate Publisher and Director of Marketing Kim Hovey. Ali will be responsible for the development and execution of marketing strategies, online marketing, advertising plans and promotional materials for all the manga titles, working closely with our marketing department as well as with Associate Publisher of Del Rey Manga Dallas Middaugh and Vice President, Deputy Publisher Scott Shannon. Ali's vast expertise and knowledge will help us to effectively market our titles and become even more profitable in the year ahead.

Ali has over 13 years of experience in marketing and sales. Most recently, he worked at CPM Press, the graphic novel publishing division of Central Park Media, as Director of Book Sales. He was responsible for the sales and marketing of all their manga and manhwa graphic novels. Prior to that he worked for two and a half years at Collins Design, HaperCollins Publishers, where he was the sales and marketing manager for a line of illustrated art, design, pop culture, comics and manga titles. Ali also has special sales, subsidiary rights, contracts and foreign rights experience from earlier positions in publishing."