Japanese citizens buy the most e-books per capita

By Chris Meadows
August 4, 2015 // 2 Comments

Update: Nate’s questioning BI’s numbers. He could be right. A recent piece in Business Insider reports that Japanese consumers are crazy about their e-books. On average, they spend nearly [...]

Reading Manga On Tablets: Using the Viz Media App

By libertyc
December 30, 2013 // 0 Comments

As I continue to switch to consuming more digital media, I was looking for a way to read manga on tablets. I wrote earlier this year about Viz Manga coming to Kindles, and writing that motivated me [...]

Viz Manga Comes to a Kindle Near You

By libertyc
October 6, 2013 // 4 Comments

I saw the story in Publisher’s Weekly, which was little more than the text of a press release. My first thought was “Cool! Manga on the Fire and Paperwhite.” Then I dug a little deeper and [...]

Digital manga site JManga to shut down, take all customers' purchases with it

By libertyc
March 19, 2013 // 1 Comment

DRM opponents should be sending love letters to the Japanese Digital Comics Association. As of March 26th, its “streaming manga” website JManga (which I covered here before) will stop selling new [...]

New 3D-photographic scanner will capture 250 book pages per minute

By libertyc
November 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

CNet has a report on a new book scanner (Japanese) from Dai Nippon Printing that takes and corrects three-dimensional images of book pages, allowing for them to be scanned at the amazing rate of 250 [...]

Quick Links: Amazon in the news

By libertyc
November 8, 2012 // 2 Comments

It’s an Amazon roundup! Here are some Amazon stories from the last few days that might not deserve full pieces by themselves, but are nonetheless interesting tidbits. Wired reports Amazon has [...]

Manga scanlations hold up digital manga licensing

By libertyc
March 30, 2012 // 4 Comments

Publishing Trends has an interesting article looking at the problem of manga scanlation, which a number of manga publishers feel is retarding the potential international market for their product. [...]

Amazon suspends manga publisher account over yaoi manga

By libertyc
March 16, 2012 // 2 Comments

Amazon has pulled the plug on the account of an erotica publisher, Digital Manga Publishing. DMP is an importer and translator of Japanese manga (whose launch on Kobo we covered last year), and [...]

JManga portal offers digital manga subscriptions

By libertyc
August 21, 2011 // 2 Comments

Galleycat reports that a group of 39 Japanese manga publishers has launched a portal site called JManga, offering digital English translations of manga readable in a Flash-based on-line reader. The [...]

Kindle 3 and Manga – handles them will with Mangle

By libertyc
August 30, 2010 // 4 Comments

iReader Review has an article on the Kindle 3 and Manga. They have lots of screen shots and also go into great detail about how to get Mangle up and running on the K3. The Kindle 3 handles images [...]

The Manga and iPad Romance

By libertyc
August 17, 2010 // 0 Comments

From the Wall Street Journal The light weight iPad reader has added fuel to Japan’s budding e-book industry even though Apple’s digital bookstore iBookstore is not yet open for business [...]

Japanese companies launch electronic manga award

By libertyc
June 11, 2010 // 0 Comments

Anime News Network is reporting this award for manga available on mobile phones which will be the result of a poll running from June 11 to July 12. Here are the 20 nominations. Those marked with an * [...]

Manga publishers see piracy in ‘scanlation’ websites

By libertyc
June 9, 2010 // 4 Comments

Publishers Weekly has a piece on Japanese and American manga publishers banding together to oppose “scanlations”—the manga equivalent of animé fansubs, where fans translate and repost manga [...]

Manga publishing for phones to go into high gear

By libertyc
November 12, 2009 // 2 Comments

Anime News Network is reporting that Japanese publisher Sueisha will be developing an ebook business for anime in America and other countries. Sueisha will offer manga for mobile phones running [...]

New Manga library opens in Japan

By libertyc
October 27, 2009 // 2 Comments

According to The Japan Times, Professor Kaichiro Morikawa and the Meiji University will open the Yoshihiro Yonezawa Memorial Library of Manga and Subcultures, which will house the 140,000-plus items [...]

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