I know that most of us saw the writing on the walls w/ the launch of that 1st kindle - that most books will eventually go digital. And of course w/ tablets, e-readers & smart phones, the digitization process is now accelerated. However, I definitely still miss having some of my favourite manga titles in print. I like June's recent campaigns to launch a new title in both digital & print forms almost simultanously but there are definitely some digital only titles in DMG (for example), that I wish were in print also.
So in this thread, I would like to know what are the deciding factors that a publisher should take into account whether to get a title into paper print. What are your opinions?
For me - if a title has an awesome story & great artwork, it needs to come out in print too! Afterall, would you be happy with just having digital copies of Van Gogh's or Monet's or Renoir's works on your e-app? I, at least, would still like such great artwork to decorate my house, coffee tables etc... I am disappointed that Noboru Takatsuki's 1st English licensed work is likely to stay digital w/ not a single hint of possible paper print in sight.