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May 18, 2011

Digital Manga Publishing launches on to KOBO books!

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Gardena, CA (May 18, 2010) – Digital Manga, one of the manga industry’s most unique and creative publishers, is proud to announce its digital distribution expansion on to Kobo books— —a global eReading service, providing readers with a global alternative to the Amazon Kindle. Kobo have distributing partners with Canada’s Chapters Indigo, Borders US & AU, Australia’s Angus & Robertson, and New Zealand’s Whitcoulls ebookstore storefronts which are powered by Kobo.

Digital Manga has so far launched over 90 titles from their DMP, Juné, and 801 Media imprints into the Kobo ebookstore and their partners, with more to follow in the coming weeks and months, including popular manga titles like Vampire Hunter D and IL Gatto Sul G, along with other such titles as The Color of Love and The Selfish Demon King, which were blocked out of the Amazon Kindle store recently.

Digital Manga believes this new digital distribution channel can provide a new alternative for non-Kindle e-reading device owners. Kobo not only has their own dedicated eReading device, but you can also access their storefront and its partners, through any smart phone, tablet, e-readers, PC or Mac via downloadable app. This opens the market up to a whole new customer base with a broader range of devices.

Average pricing for most DMP titles is at $7.95 downloaded to your device. You can find a direct listing of current available Digital Manga titles in the Kobo ebook store here:

Or visit these other favorite e-book storefronts powered by Kobo.

(best keyword search: DMP, June, 801 Media, manga, Yaoi manga, Digital Manga Publishing)



Chapters Indigo


Angus & Robertson


Note: Kobo and their partners have FREE eReading applications to help you browse, purchase and download directly off their sites to your preferred device. Apps for PCs, Macs, Sony Readers, iPads, iPhones, Android and Blackberry smartphones are available now.

If reading your book via smart device like ipad/iphone or android device through the Kobo or its partners’ App, set the Kobo Styling to OFF, under the display setting of your book.

You can also purchase eBooks via the websites and download direct from your eLibrary to any device supporting the ePub standard using Adobe Digital Editions, , or side-load the epub file to your device. KOBO will have updates for processing manga epub content later this summer.

Digital Manga currently also publishes manga through other storefronts like the Amazon Kindle and the Barnes & Noble Nook. Check back for new manga title releases which will be up on sale over the next few weeks and months through our newsletter, blog, and our other social networking links below.


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  3. ….OR you can buy the paper copy of the book, new, for $3.50 and $4 from the Amazon third party system from Akadot. They seem to be fine with charging the loyal customers $15.95 or $13.95 and then selling it on Amazon third party for as low as $3.75 or less brand new. As long as DMP shows that they are willing to sell the book itself for half the cost of an e-book, they are cutting their own throat in terms of marketing. You have one end of your sales table saying, “This is a fixed price, get the e-book” and the other end of the sales table saying, “What, you want it for $2? We can do that!”

    With the way the actual books go up in value to $40, $60 or more, it is worth investing in paper copies, if you have disposable income to get an e-copy as well, fine and good. But when they sell out of Tryant falls in love 2 BEFORE the release of Tyrant Falls in Love 3, DMP may be putting out 5 titles a month but they don’t seem to be able to meet the actual demand of the consumer.

    Why then trust a company whose policy changes every 12 months? Your Kobo may be worthless if DMP decides they can make money easier somewhere else. You will end up like the Akadot customers who loyally buy the new releases for $13, when they can go on ebay or a dozen vendors and get them for up to 50% off. So why buy a Kobo e-book for $8 when you can still get e-books of DMP on kindle for $4 and $3. And in a year, when they decide to use a new platform and sell the e-books at $1.50 each? Will buying the Kobo seem like a good idea then?

    If DMP has a long term plan, it would be really nice to see it, because right now all I have seen for 2011 are a) ads for anyone to come work at Akadot (problems retaining workers?), b) erratic pricing and sales policies and c) trying to corner the marker in yaoi e-books and pouting when the people owning the products don’t do what DMP wants.

    I haven’t seen anything which related to fans except the increase of titles, some of which are almost sold out by the ‘release date’ – like Seven Days. Getting as much money as fast as possible for DMP isn’t good for the reader base, and I just wish you would act with some sort of honor and consistancy rather than this ‘I’m going to take my toys and go home then!’ attitude.

    Comment by Elizabeth McClung — May 20, 2011 @ 9:19 pm

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