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The manga business has seemed like a rocky sea over the several years, but if there's one publisher that's gotten in front of the waves to surf with the changes it's been Viz Media. The first major manga publisher to debut a content-loaded app with less-than-print pricing on the iPad back in 2010, Viz continued to expand its efforts in the digital space on top of its print foundation and now offers a continually growing list of material on everything from the Kindle to Google Play. The business has continued to shift, however, and the following year Viz implemented a digital price increase to facilitate its own needs as a publisher as it looked ahead to 2014 and beyond. To learn more about how Viz spent 2013 and its publishing plans the coming year, CA got in touch with Eric Eberhardt, Senior Digital Marketing Manager and Kevin Hamric, Sr. Director Publishing Sales & Marketing. Read the full interview, after the jump.
Fans may want to buy up all the digital Viz Media manga they can while it can still be purchased for around $4.99 a volume, because the price is going up to $6.99 starting October 1, the publisher announced over the weekend.
Print volumes will retain their price point of $9.99.
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Despite the fact that Man of Action's Ben 10 is now in its fourth consecutive animated series, it's been awhile since the hero last appeared in a proper ongoing comic. Viz Media's set to rectify that starting this fall with a new series of Ben 10 Omniverse graphic novels inspired by the current cartoon...
Following in the footsteps of its previous digital comics apps, Viz Media has launched sticky DOT comics with the all-ages crowd in mind. Currently available on iOS devices, the free sticky DOT app was developed by Viz to deliver kid-friendly licensed comics including Pokémon, Mameshiba, Mr. Men L...