Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Penguin to enter manga market: Technical difficulties prevented me from posting this yesterday, so just in case you missed it elsewhere: Publishers Weekly (subscription required) reports that Penguin Group USA and Digital Manga have entered into a three-year agreement to publish a line of manga. Penguin will publish eight to 10 titles next year, and 10 to 15 titles in the following years. Anime News Network has the press release.

Penguin is just the latest publishing house to enter the comics market. Random House launched Del Rey Manga last year, while Scholastic and Henry Holt recently announced plans for graphic novel imprints.