Morning Links: Making a ToC in Evernote. Manga 80% of books sales in Japan

By Joanna Cabot
January 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Why Marketing Giant Seth Godin Went Indie (IndieReader) Godin’s latest book, The Icarus Deception, argues that we’ve been brainwashed by industrial propaganda, and pushes us to stand out, not to fit in. *** Manga Accounts for 80% of All Digital Book Sales in Japan (GoodeReader) In the last [...]

OverDrive adds bestselling Japanese e-books

By Susan Lulgjuraj
May 13, 2014 // 1 Comment

OverDrive has added Japanese publishing aggregator MediaDo in what OverDrive is calling “an alliance.” OverDrive Japan will distribute popular Japanese content such as manga and adult fiction through OverDrive’s global network. This will add more than one million e-book and audiobook [...]

Reading Manga On Tablets: Using the Viz Media App

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
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 to download the Viz app to my iPad and Nexus 7, where it sat until recently when Viz had a big sale. [...]

Viz Manga Comes to a Kindle Near You

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
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 discovered the story wasn’t quite as impressive as it first seemed. Turns out that Viz manga were [...]

Nielsen BookScan report shows graphic novels kicking butt in U.S.

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

A recent Nielsen BookScan report entitled “Walking Tall: Graphic novels are heroes in the bookstore,” shows graphic novel sales building nicely in the U.S. market as of mid-2013. “Unit sales in the graphic novel category are up 10 percent year-over-year in 2013,” states the [...]

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

By Chris Meadows
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 pages a minute, meaning that the average book could be captured in little more than two to three [...]

Quick Links: Amazon in the news

By Chris Meadows
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 released a firmware update for the Paperwhite that will allow readers to enlarge panes in manga [...]

Manga scanlations hold up digital manga licensing

By Chris Meadows
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. Scanlation, the manga equivalent of fansubbing, has been around for a while, but really kicked into [...]

Amazon suspends manga publisher account over yaoi manga

By Chris Meadows
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 apparently one of its yaoi (homosexual male romance genre) titles ran afoul of Amazon’s prohibition on [...]

In France, lack of legitimate e-book availability of comics leads to piracy

By Chris Meadows
January 24, 2012 // 3 Comments

Publishing Perspectives has an interesting article about comic book piracy in France, focusing on a report by the Paris government’s “Le MOTif” book and writing “observatory”. The third in a series of reports on piracy that began in 2009, Le MOTif zoomed in on comics, as this is the [...]

B&N and Viz Media team up for manga on Nook Tablet and Nook Color

By Paul Biba
December 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

From the press release: Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of digital media and educational products, today announced that it has teamed up with VIZ Media, LLC, the largest distributor and publisher of anime and manga in North America, to bring the digital manga (graphic [...]

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