Archive for March 2012

They’re Back: The Return of Alice the 101st and ZE

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

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At long last, two series are getting the continuations they deserve! Digital Manga, Inc. is proud to announce the return of Chigusa Kawai’s Alice the 101st and Yuki Shimizu’s ZE. Volumes 3 and 4 of Alice have been licensed, along with volumes 7 and 8 of ZE. Stay tuned for release dates!

DMP Announces New Licenses

Friday, March 16th, 2012


Digital Manga is proud to announce that we have licensed three new books this week:

  • Love Makes Everything Right (Ai ga Areba Daijoubu) by Sanae Rokuya has been licensed for both digital and print releases
  • Hot & Steamy, vol. 1 (Yu~kkuri Shite Ne, vol 1) by Hiroshi Itaba will be added to our Project H line
  • Love on the Job, vol. 1-3 (Koi wo Suru no ga Shigoto desu, vol. 1-3) will also be added to our Project H line

The Weekly Digital Round-Up

Friday, March 16th, 2012

TGIF: Kindle Account Restored

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Due to the events that transpired on Thursday, March 15th we were prepared for the worst. But thanks to the massive outpouring of fan support protesting Kindle’s illogical censorship policies and flimsy guidelines, Digital Manga’s Kindle account was restored in record time. We had expected an uphill battle, but manga fans and advocates of equal rights made their voices heard and Amazon realized how loud you all can be. This morning, we received this email:

Hello [DMP],

Thank you for your email concerning the status of your account.

After reviewing your response, we have reinstated your account and we will once again accept your books for possible publication.

Please be advised that all of your submissions must comply with our Content Guidelines for publishing in the Kindle Store and that your future submissions may be subject to additional review prior to being published. This may result in a delay in publishing.

If any future submissions fail to comply with our Content Guidelines, your account may be terminated.

If you would like to review our Content Guidelines, please visit: https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/help?ie=UTF8&topicId=A2AH1EAPH0YKI9

Best regards,
[Amazon]

Again, we extend our biggest, most heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped raise awareness of the issue and to everyone who spoke out against Amazon.

THANK YOU: the issue has been resolved.

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

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The Weekly Digital Round-up!

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Don’t miss a single digital release! Check out what we have on Nook, Kindle, and eManga this week!

  • Cheap Chase Kindle | Nook
  • A Passion of Oranges Nook
  • An Abandoned Cat’s House Nook
  • Erementar Gerade, vol. 1 eManga
  • Erementar Gerade, vol. 2 eManga

You might notice that there aren’t as many Kindle links this week – unfortunately, we’ve run into a couple censorship issues with Kindle that we’re currently working to resolve. If you can’t wait to grab a title, Nook has a free desktop reader application that you can download to read manga there!

More New Licenses!

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Secret Thorns Happy Ending

Kikuko Kikyua’s BL Secret Thorns (Himitsu no Toge) and Risa Motoyama’s Start With a Happy Ending have been licensed for print release! Secret Thorns will also be published digitally. Look out for those books, along with Honey*Smile, in bookstores this fall!

New License: Honey*Smile

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Honey*SmileGood news yaoi fans! Honey*Smile by Yura Miyazawa has been licensed for digital AND print distribution! This book will be twice as nice! Release dates and more information forthcoming – look forward to it!