At the Frankfurt Book Fair’s comics center, German publishers see growing interest from readers and are expanding into manga and manwha.
The new Random House Worlds ‘pop-comics’ imprint Inklore is acquiring manga, manhwa, manhua, and more for a 2024 launch.
French publishers report that unit sales fell in 2022 by -7.7 percent over those sales in 2021. Editorial production was down by -2.9 percent.
Even as Emmanuel Macron names reading the ‘great national cause’ of the year, France’s publishers are celebrating ‘book resilience’ in 2020.
The popularity of anime and a moving storyline are capturing Chinese filmgoers’ and readers’ interest in Makato Shinkai’s bestselling ‘Weathering With You.’
With 107 bookstores worldwide, Kinokuniya’s director of import and distribution, Hiroshi Sogo, gives us his international bookselling insights.
‘Why can we come up with fantasy stories that are like dragons and mythical creatures,’ asks Swedish manga artist Natalia Batista, ‘but we can’t come up with a story with women as the ruling gender?’ She answers her own question with ‘Sword Princess Amaltea.’
The discovery and authentication of drawings close to 200 years old is behind MFA Boston’s publication of ‘new’ work by old Japan’s master Hokusai.
‘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.
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