Hachette Book Group will begin distributing the Asterix comic series in the U.S., effective January 1. Published in English by Hachette UK and in French by Hachette Livre, Asterix has been distributed into Canada by HBG for the last four years. In the past, Asterix was available in the U.S. through a license to Sterling Publishing, which expires at the end of 2014. U.S. accounts can continue to order Asterix through Sterling until the end of December, at which time all distribution will move to HBG.