Lee, DiDio Named Copublishers of DC Comics

Acclaimed artist Jim Lee and DC senior v-p Dan DiDio have been named copublishers of DC Comics. In addition, bestselling comics writer Geoff Johns was named chief creative officer; John Rood was named executive v-p sales and marketing, and Patrick Caldon was named executive v-p, finance.

B&T, Author Solutions in POD Deal

TextStream, Baker & Taylor's POD and short-run unit, will provide print services for authors using the self-publishing house Author Solutions.

Yaged Leaves Disney

Jonathan Yaged, v-p and U.S. publisher of the Disney Book Group, has left the company to become COO of House Party, a marketing company.

First Second to Pub Iranian Graphic Novel

Macmillan's graphic novel imprint, First Second, will launch Zahra's Paradise, an Iranian graphic novel focused on current social issues. Zahra's Paradise began as a Web comic last week and will be published as a book collection in 2011.

Penguin Digital Catalogues

Penguin will begin offering digital catalogues in late March in addition to its hard-copy catalogues.

New Model for Five Stones Press

Mystery writer David Fulmer and three business partners have started Five Stones Press, in Atlanta, Ga., to reprint Fulmer's novel, The Fall, by selling 100 shares to 32 of the author's friends. The book will be published in March.

FableVision Teams with Pippin

Boston-based FableVision has signed with children's literary agency Pippin Properties to manage Fablevision's traditional and transmedia projects.