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Otakon Prep: OMG Kawaii Desu! Coming to the Nook Family

In a few hours I’ll be traveling to Otakon, so what better way to prepare than publishing OMG Kawaii Desu!: A parent’s guide to anime, manga, and cosplay on the Nook family of readers and tablets. If all goes well it will be available for purchase in a few days. So stay tuned! Update: Now […]

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OMG Kawaii Desu!: A parent’s guide to anime, manga, and cosplay

As I prepare for Anime Central this weekend, I am pleased to announce the publication of OMG Kawaii Desu!: A parent’s guide to anime, manga, and cosplay! This book has been in the works for the last year or so, somewhat later than I had first planned. So thank you to everyone for your patience! […]

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Runners in Different Races: Amazon Fire vs iPad

As expected, Black Friday sales of the Kindle Fire were very good and some analyst project that Amazon will sell 4 to 5 million Fire tablets before the end of the year. While there have been some indications that sales have cooled a bit, right now there’s no reason to believe that the Fire is […]

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JManga Launches With Digital Titles New To US

Anime News Network reported that the JManga web site had launched with a lineup of titles that included manga never seen in print in the United States. These new titles include Macross Frontier. It was the Macross Frontier part that piqued my interest primarily. JManga is a web portal where manga can be purchased and […]

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Pottermore Brings Potter And More!

Many Harry Potter fans, myself included, have been waiting for some time to add the adventures of the young wizard to our growing collections of eBooks. But alas, they have remained out of reach, until now. J.K. Rowling recently announced that not only will the collection be available as eBooks, but readers will be able […]

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The iPad Cometh!

I received a most wonderful gift for Fathers Day which just arrived today. An iPad 2 from my lovely wife! I’m really looking forward to putting it through it’s paces! In particular, I’ll be checking out more digital comic offerings from Dark Horse and comiXology, as well as manga from Viz. On the publishing side, […]

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TokyoPop Manga Licenses Fly Away Home

Anime News Network has reported that TokyoPop’s manga licenses will revert to their owners when the publisher shuts down at the end of May. There is no word on the status of TokyoPop original English language (OEL) works. This is rather disappointing. I had held out some hope up until now that perhaps TokyoPop could […]

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Kindle eBooks Coming To Your Library: Cha Ching!

Soon it will be possible for Kindle readers to check out Amazon Kindle eBooks from their local libraries. eBook lending from public libraries in the U.S. has been around for a few years now, but not in the Kindle format which effectively left most Kindle readers out in the cold. This is certainly great news […]

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Digital Manga Guild: Part Of The Solution!

Okay, we’ve all read scanlations at some time in our manga reading lives. And we’ve all felt, or should have felt, guilty that reading illegally scanned and translated manga does nothing to support and thank mangaka for their work. Well now you can do something about that! Join the Digital Manga Guild and become part […]

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eBook Lending Restrictions Encourage Piracy

Yesterday Lendle, a Kindle eBook lending network service had its access to the Amazon API blocked. Lendle made use of the Amazon API to facilitate the lending of Kindle eBooks all in accord with the current restrictions. Kindle books may be loaned to another Kindle user for a period of 14 days. During that time, […]

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