Beginning in October, I will be tracking Kodansha USA, an American subsidiary of Kodansha, Japan‘s largest manga publisher. Why? Great question, I’m trying to discover when or if Kodansha USA intends to digitize its catalog. More specifically, I want to know which digital format it will use. Personally, I’m excited to see Sailor Moon as an iPad app. Still, Kodansha might prefer to keep its catalog solely in print. I don’t know, but I do know whatever happens it makes for an interesting read, which brings me to my next point.
My blog, An EPublisher Confesses focuses on new jobs for publishers in The Digital Age of Books.As an aspiring publisher, I must understand traditional publishing and feel comfortable using new technologies. This reality mirrors that of today’s publishing houses.That’s why I believe my class assignment meshes perfectly with this blog.
Moreover, I think it’s a great way to introduce Sailor Moon to unfamiliar consumers. If no one has ever heard of Kodansha Ltd, that’s to be expected. Most readers have heard of Stephen King, but have no idea who his publisher is. On the other hand, if readers have never heard of Sailor Moon then that’s a travesty. I’m introducing The Kodansha Files to do my homework and support Sailor Moon.
Look out for Kodansha Files first entry October 15.
An EPublisher Confesses
- In which episode of Sailor Moon does Sailor Moon get back the Silver Crystal wand (wiki.answers.com)
- What OtakuAnthony bought this week September 16th (janaiblog.com)
- You: Fukuoka publisher offers discerning readers range of translated genre fiction (search.japantimes.co.jp)
- Can you show me a list of all the Sailor Moon episodes (wiki.answers.com)