‘Heavy discounting will destroy market order, and idiotic populism will come to reign,’ says Kinokuniya’s Hiroshi Sogo, whose Tokyo base aggressively supports English and other-language work.
The world’s third-largest trade and educational publisher formalizes its working relationship with Japan’s ‘mega-content publisher’ behind Yen Press.
China’s crack down “slash fiction” and pornographic graphic novels hasn’t stifled the flow of material or its popularity.
The latest popular trend in manga looks at the sometimes unconventional romances and culinary habits of some of Japan’s greatest writers.
Japanese manga has proven popular in America, but Franco-Belgian bande dessinée, which has a long a tradition and are just as appealing, remain ignored. Why?
US manga titan Viz Media is seeking growth in non-traditional manga markets and is launching its first list in India, after starting in the Philippines this year. Will it work?
The e-book market in Japan remains small, but publishers and technology experts discussed how to grow the market at the E-Book Expo in Tokyo.
By Emily Williams Japan’s e-book market, which has been strong on the manga side and for user-created content but nearly non-existent when it comes to traditional prose books, looks like it’s preparing to expand. Last week saw the announcement of a new e-book platform under development from NTT DOCOMO, the country’s largest mobile operator, and Dai Nippon Printing, a large printing company …
By Liz Bury LONDON: The Comics & Graphic Novels Pavilion, complete with Comics Café, made its debut at the the London Book Fair this year. The category has enjoyed an upswing in the UK in recent years, as products from the US and Japanese manga has tapped a growing market, and the new forum generated some of the biggest buzz …
By Siobhan O’Leary As first reported in Der Spiegel, SPD (Social Democratic Party) politician Sebastian Edathy is calling for the formation of a voluntary rating system for the book trade, similar to what exists in the film industry, to identify writings that glorify Nazism or right-wing extremist titles and prevent them from being disseminated, reported Borsenblatt. BuchMarkt follows up on …