A recent blog by Shueisha editor Yūta Momiyama, who is also the manager for Shonen Jump magazine and MANGA Plus online services, explains that it is quite common for publishers to sell the overseas publishing rights through foreign licensing departments, and that this continues to give positive results.Momiyama described how it’s becoming normal for overseas publishing … [Read more...] about MANGA Plus Data Used for Anime Adaptations
According to NPD BookScan’s annual report, adult print book sales grew by nine percent in 2021, compared with 2020. NPD BookScan is regarded as the gold standard for POS tracking in publishing. Covering approximately eight-five percent of trade print books, The NPD Group tracks information regarding physical and digital books sales in the United States through direct reporting … [Read more...] about Adult Fiction Sales on the Rise
Starting this April, thirteen countries are coming together with the goal of fighting intellectual-content piracy. The newly formed International Anti-Piracy Organization (IAPO) requires global cooperation; websites holding pirated content often use offshore servers.Big advocates of film, television, music and the streaming industry are also getting on board. The Motion … [Read more...] about Manga Piracy Crackdown Goes Global
Emotions can be mystifying.I’m sure we can all relate to those confusing experiences where one minute we are relaxed and laughing, and then in the next moment, we are suddenly anxious and upset. Or how about when we find ourselves attracted to someone we don’t really like? Even though it can seem that they they pop up out of nowhere, puzzling our logical minds making our … [Read more...] about Book Recommendations to Match Your Mood
I'm reading Shakespeare on an e-Reader; and it's surreal.By best guesses, William Shakespeare wrote Richard III around 1591. It's odd to consider... reading a book on a modern electric device that was written over 430 years ago on a scroll.I’m new to e-Readers, and to be honest, I’m a bit reluctant.I love books. I have a small personal library, which … [Read more...] about Scroll to Screen:What Would Shakespeare Say?
Seniors can get so much more from reading than just the simple enjoyment of a good story; as it turns out, they can actually gain a multitude of health benefits.These advantages include everything from a better night’s sleep, to stress reduction, as well as, improved memory and decision-making skills. More recent scientific studies have found links between reading, and the … [Read more...] about Elder Enthusiasm for Easy E-Readers
Manga is everywhere. Hailing from Japan, manga are graphic novels or comics usually aimed at more mature audiences. Being an adult these days is tough, so a little playful imagination-rich break, can go a long way. Distraction can be a powerful tool to help with Anxiety and Depression. Manga stories cover a large variety of relatable topics; from the classic hero’s journey, … [Read more...] about Manga: Entertainment or Graphic Medicine?