Digital Manga, Inc. Celebrates the End of the World with a Rebirth of eManga.com

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Digital Downloads, Reward System, New Manga, Yaoi, Hentai and New Gradol Club Photobooks

Gardena, CA. (December 21, 2012) Digital Manga, Inc., one of the manga industry’s most progressive and innovative publishers, is proud to officially announce the launch of the revamped digital storefront for eManga (www.emanga.com). Despite Mayan prophecies of apocalypse, Digital Manga forges ahead toward a bright future with the unveiling of a new and improved eManga. Originally launched in 2008, eManga is the online ebook store run by Digital Manga Inc. that features titles published under DMI’s various imprints (including Juné, 801 Media, DMG, DMP, DokiDoki), in addition to a collection of Original English Language titles and select works from other publishers. The new eManga storefront has been designed to significantly enhance the customer’s purchasing and reading experience.

New Design, More Features

The new iteration of eManga will showcase a bevy of new and enhanced features, including but not limited to a bold new graphical interface, an updated native manga reader with intuitive page-flipping, better navigational and search capabilities, integrated social networking options, frequent promotional offers, weekly newsletter, and more customer interactivity elements (including polls, articles, and a rating and review system).

New Rewards System and Continuing Support for Existing Users

While the original eManga was essentially a digital manga rental site via streaming only and operated under a point-based currency system, the new eManga has been envisioned as a more consolidated and comprehensive digital manga store. Rather than buying points to use as currency on the site, eManga will accept credit cards and PayPal to purchase titles at their USD value. For those with existing eManga points, a new Reward Points program will be introduced. eManga users will receive 5% of their purchase back in the form of Reward Points, which can be applied to future purchases as significant discounts. Long-time eManga users also have no need to worry: all past purchases will be available for download, and all unused eManga points will be converted into reward points equal to the value of old, unused points.

The Freedom of Digital Downloads

In addition to a new and improved Javascript online reader for better viewing on your browser of choice, customers who want the flexibility and security of digital downloads are in for a treat. eManga now allows customers to purchase and download their desired title as digital ebook files to own and keep. Rather than just allowing customers to buy ‘access’ to a particular title, meaning the product you buy could be taken away at the company’s discretion like most major ebook stores, such as Amazon Kindle store and Barnes & Noble Nook store, eManga allows you to effectively own your purchase. You download it. You keep it.

Offering seven distinctive ebook file formats ( http://www.emanga.com/faq ), DMI strives to ensure that our digital products available on eManga are optimized and compatible across all popular e-reading devices, including Amazon Kindle/Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple iPad, Sony Reader, Kobo eReader, Android tablets, and more. When a customer purchases a title, you can immediately read the title on eManga’s native online reader and download one file type of your choice. Subsequent downloads of different file types will be a small additional cost. The ebook files are encryption-free, allowing them to be supported on all devices. Our files are protected in a unique way that still deters unauthorized distribution without the customer losing any of the freedom and control they desire. For those weary about how the ebook files will function on their device, a free 200 page eManga sampler will be available for download in all seven file formats ( http://www.emanga.com/search?status=2 ).

An Ever-expanding Selection at Low Prices

With over 1000 digital titles and counting available for free preview and purchase, DMI has taken substantial time and effort to ensure our entire digital catalogue is available on eManga, so that customers can readily find all their genre favorites in addition to all the titles restricted from other ebook stores due to their censorship practices. DMI has been making great advances into the untapped American market for hentai through the Project-H imprint, and all of DMI’s digital hentai titles (including Shocking Pink, An Ideal Day To Fall In Love, and the popular Velvet Kiss series) will be available on eManga. eManga will also exclusively host the recently acquired Gradol Club Photo Collection, which features the most popular “gravure idols” (Japanese female models known for their tasteful but provocative poses) like Nana Ogura and Maria Ozawa. Gradol Club will be presented in vivid full-color, which will be sure to brighten the screen of any device. Economically priced at $7.95.

In addition to DMI’s print imprints, eManga will become the premiere choice to find the bounty of exclusive digital titles made available through the Digital Manga Guild, DMI’s special online community that offers skilled fans the opportunity of paid experience in the localization of Japanese manga and novels.

All forthcoming digital releases will debut on eManga a month prior to their release in other ebook storefronts. In conjunction with the new download model, eManga will also be competitively priced with most eManga titles cheaper than their other store counterparts.

Recently released titles that will be available for the launch of the revamped eManga include fan favorites like: (DMG) Faraway Places, I’m the Big Brother, Erementar Gerade 1-16, Love Club vol.1-2, Diabolo, Her Witch; (DMP) Countdown 7 Days, Replica Start With A Happy Ending, Itazura Na Kiss, Maohden, ; (Juné) Ambiguous Relationship, Castle Mango, Blue Sheep Reverie, Gentlemen’s Agreement Between a Rabbit and a Wolf; (801 Media) Black Sun, Devil’s Infirmary. Affordably priced from $7.50 and up.

Special Promotional Discount and Digital Gift Cards

eManga will also be offering a special 10 percent off promotion in celebration of the launch during its first week (December 21, 2012 – December 28, 2012). Enter the code DMYC655 into the promotional code field during checkout and receive 10 percent off the entire purchase order (offer limited to one per customer). This promotion will attract new and old customers to try and experience the new eManga storefront. As the holiday season is already here, eManga is also excited to introduce digital gift cards, available in $15, $20, $25, $50, $75, and $100.

With so many significant changes, eManga will become the most optimal choice for purchasing and reading manga. This initial stage of eManga will not stagnate. DMI plans to continue to develop eManga over time, so that the website will always be evolving to customer needs and desires. DMI’s reinvigoration of eManga as a comprehensive digital ebook store will increase the accessibility of manga and comics across all digital platforms, allowing eManga to become the premiere place for digital manga and comic readership.

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About Digital Manga, Inc.
Located in Gardena, CA, Digital Manga, Inc. is one of the industry’s most unconventional and innovative companies, specializing in building corporate and cultural bridges from Japan to the West — specifically through the licensing, importation and preparation of anime (Japanese animation), manga (Japanese comic books) and related merchandise for North America’s mainstream and niche markets. In this capacity, DMI serves as a catalyst for the spread of Japanese pop culture institutions into the global arena. The company’s imprint lines include DMP (its mainstream imprint), DMP PLATINUM (its classic manga imprint), JUNÉ (its boys love imprint), 801 MEDIA (its adult boys love imprint), DokiDoki (its exclusive co-publishing imprint with Shinshokan Publishing), DH/DMP (a co-publishing venture with Dark Horse Comics), Project-H (its Seinen Hentai manga imprint), and DMG (a unique digital distribution initiative).

For more information about Digital Manga Publishing, visit www.digitalmanga.com as well as:

www.dmpbooks.com

www.junemanga.com

www.digitalmangaguild.com
www.emanga.com
www.projecth.xxx


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19 Responses to “Digital Manga, Inc. Celebrates the End of the World with a Rebirth of eManga.com”

  1. sevi Says:

    So you are droping Kindle and Nook service I take it. That really peeves me off. I bought my Kindle for the sole purpose of buying your books and now you’re dropping e-reader sales just so you can promote your own service. You really don’t care one whit about your customers do you. I was hoping you guys would hold on but if you don’t give a crap about us I hope you go out of buisness>:(

  2. tevis2 Says:

    Sevi – the format they sell at emanga is supported by Kindle (choose mobi, I’m guessing; your Kindle should be also able to open PDF). At least, that’s what they say (never tried it).

  3. tevis2 Says:

    Sevi: If you purchase an emanga book in MOBI format, I think that should work on your Kindle. They have tons of new releases there too.

  4. Osse Says:

    Cool your store now supports downloadable pdf, might have to look into that.

  5. sevi Says:

    Unfortunately the service through eManga requires that I either own a credit card or have a PayPal account. As such I have to buy through Amazon. Viz’s yaoi line, SuBLime, has its own service as well but allows buyers to purchase through Amazon. They were going to switch to the same service as eManga/DMG is using but after running a poll they found over 75% of users would not be able to purchase using that system. I overreacted in my initiall post, but it seems entirely discouraging to me that a company that is suposedly having money problems would be willing to cut off an entire group of potentiall buyers.

  6. wasabiman Says:

    You would have to choose the Mobi format if you are using the Kindle Fire. Other Kindle b/w device use the PRC format.

  7. wasabiman Says:

    You still have to enter Credit Card information or other payment info in amazon to check out through them also…

  8. wasabiman Says:

    There should be a free ebook on emanga that you can test download without purchasing anything. Try to download the mobi or pdf file. As Tevis2 said emanga offering Mobi format for the Kindle is not cutting off potential buyers at all.

  9. sevi Says:

    While a credit card is required to make purchase through Amazon, in having a personal account through a family member I am able to make purchases without having to insert information for each individual purchase. In other words, I don’t have to physically have the information from the card with me every time I want to buy a book. Not to mention that memory space on the Kindle is sufficiently lower outside of the official library space provided. I don’t want to erase every book after reading simply because I have insufficient memory capabilites. Not to mention the fact that while yes I do have a Kindle Fire, not all readers have that model. The fact that so many buyers are unable to purchase using the methods eManga is requiring plus the fact that that service is effectively the only method available for purchasing is in it’s very essence reducing the amount of valid payment services available for customers.

  10. wasabiman Says:

    emanga’s new system does save your information so you don’t have to put it in every time. You just have to put it in once in your account area so you don’t have to put it in manually each time or have to physically input information during each purchase.

    emanga lets you download the file for your kindle onto your PC, or mac, so you can put on it on your kindle and delete it whenever you need. I get that may be a bit of a hassle, but I think having a backup is kinda of cool, especially since you can put it on any back up drive you own. Kindle has been know to delete files from customers before too, so your titles are being kept under a keeper instead of being owned by you.

    And I don’t think their kindle service is being completely ignored. They are still uploading to the kindle store, the books will just come out on the kindle a bit later than on emanga. So you can still make purchases using kindle, just the emanga service now will be able to rival the service and maybe even surpass it because you can download and keep the files so you can read it on another device if you ever get one. I like options, it’s nice.

  11. admin Says:

    Hi there! We do have a test book that you can download to check our files’ comparability with your devices. You can find it here: http://www.emanga.com/detail?itemid=934

  12. admin Says:

    Not at all, actually! We’ll still be selling all of our books via Kindle, Nook, WOWIO, and the other digital distributors we’ve previously sold through. The new eManga is simply an improvement to cater to customers who prefer one-stop shopping or the eManga interface. You’ll still be able to enjoy your Kindle exactly the way you want to.

  13. tevis2 Says:

    Admin responded about all this, but just in case some readers will want to be able read new manga asap (rather than waiting for it to appear via some other distribution channels), I will offer some further info on emanga formats.

    To respond to Sevi:

    Quote from Sevi: “Not to mention the fact that while yes I do have a Kindle Fire, not all readers have that model.”

    Response: as explained above by Wasabiman, if you do not have a Kindle but are using Kindle app on a different device, then you can purchase PRC format from emanga; it will work on any device that has a free Kindle app. However, note that I am using Kindle app on a non-Kindle device, and tried both MOBI and PRC formats – both work fine with pretty good quality (the only difference between MOBI and PRC I noticed is a different reading direction – it’s either left to right in PRC, or the manga style / right-to-left in MOBI). A friend of mine has a regular Kindle, and MOBI files work fine.

    Image quality in epub wasn’t good, though – but that doesn’t concern Kindle app users or Kindle owners. That should be improved. Also, it’s unclear to me if PDF format is actually available for some books – seems like work in progress to me.

    Re: payment options – most online retailers (for any goods/services) accept credit cards only, and in some exceptional cases, accept also PayPal. Emanga offers both. Sevi – there is no need (or a particular good reason, in my opinion) to hold emanga to a higher standard in that regard. Also, your information about Sublime poll is incorrect/imprecise. The poll was “do you want to have both PayPal and Amazon payments options vs credit cards only but with an online shopping cart”?. I can assure you many readers are interested in PayPal – and voted accordingly to keep it, not because of Amazon payments option.
    I can understand you’re unhappy with DMP trying new things all the time, and expecting you / readers to adjust, but not all of their changes are bad (or should be declared “bad” automatically).

  14. sevi Says:

    Yeah. I kinda jumped to some irrational conclusions. I know from reading responses regarding DMP postponing print format in favor of strengthening their digital services I’m hardly the only one. I just got a little overupset because I have supported DMP and its affiliates for a long time and have witnessed far too many previously great companies go bankrupt these past few years. I’m sorry if I ended up offending anyone with my comments. Hopefully everything will work out and I’ll be able to continue to support this company and its affiliates well into the future.

  15. userofsite Says:

    Happy new year to everyone! Well, I have not quite understand, so I am asking you. I do not own any of the gadgets like Kindle, Ipad etc. Will I be able to purchase the manga and read it online on my pc through your site? Or even download the pdf form?

  16. seny Says:

    Maybe I’ll pick up a book now that there’s PDF’s. I like owning what I pay for.

  17. admin Says:

    Yes, you’ll be able to download and read the PDFs on your own PC if you so choose!

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