‘Why Digital Comics Are Great For Kids, Plus 5 Ways To Discover And Read Them’

By David Rothman
August 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

From newspaper people to pediatricians, many love to bash “screen time” for kids. Not all screen time is the same, however. From Canada comes one example in favor of a more discerning [...]

Morning Links: Lessons learned while writing. Publishers left behind on mobile

By Joanna Cabot
March 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

10 Things I Learned While Writing my Last Book (Austin Kleon) My third book Show Your Work! came out a year ago. I kept a diary while writing the book, but it’s too painful and embarrassing to [...]

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 [...]

Morning Roundup: Manga buzz at Comic Com. Apple content delivery system is live

By Joanna Cabot
August 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Manga Buzz is Strong at Comic-Con 2014 (PW) Once again, pop culture fandom congregated en masse at the San Diego Convention Center for Comic-Con International 2014, including plenty of fans looking [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

By libertyc
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. [...]

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 [...]

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

By libertyc
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 [...]

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

By libertyc
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 [...]

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