Gardena, CA (July 27, 2012) Digital Manga Inc., one of the manga industry’s most unique and creative publishers, is proud to officially announce the distribution of their digital content on Blio. www.blio.com
Blio is a full-featured eReader platform developed by KNFB Reading Technology, Inc. and partnered with Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world’s largest distributor of digital and physical books. Baker & Taylor which currently carries hundreds of Digital Manga’s print edition titles for physical book distribution, continues on with Digital Manga’s digital editions, opening a whole new category of ebooks for Blio customers to read.
“Expanding more into the mainstream digital ebook market is something Digital Manga wants to continue to do. It was hard at first to get manga into the brick & mortar bookstore chains a decade ago, and we are seeing it here again for digital, but we feel the folks at Baker & Taylor can help us do that.” – Fred Lui- VP Publishing and Digital Content
Blio’s ereading application gives access to the Blio ebookstore, which contains thousands of ebooks available for purchase and download. The Blio app also comes pre-loaded on various laptops, desktop computers and mobile devices including tablets and smartphones from leading device manufacturers and mobile carriers.
The Blio reader application is available for download for the following platforms:
-Windows PC (http://www.meetblio.com/
To date, Digital Manga have available over 80 titles with more to follow on the Blio platform, coming from their various imprints, including: DMP, Juné and Digital Manga Guild with prices ranging from $2.99 to $12.99. Some of their titles include: (DMG) You and Tonight 1, Again Tomorrow, A Passion of Oranges ; (DMP) Vampire Hunter D series, Let’s Draw Manga series, Moon & Blood; (Juné) Reversible, Endless Comfort, Sky Link, No Touching At All.
To view more of Digital Manga’s titles on Blio, log on to www.blio.com and search keyword: manga
About Digital Manga, Inc.
Located in Gardena, CA, Digital Manga, Inc. is one of the industry’s most unconventional and innovative companies, specializing in building corporate and cultural bridges from Japan to the West – specifically through the licensing, importation and localization of anime (Japanese animation), manga (Japanese comic books) and related merchandise for North America’s mainstream and niche markets. In this capacity, DMI serves as a catalyst for the spread of Japanese pop culture institutions into the global arena through various distribution channels such as Akadot.com, Yaoiclub.com, and Animecelart.com (its online ecommerce retail sites), DMD Direct (its wholesale division, catering to wholesale and retail business partners), Pop Japan Travel (its premiere provider of pop culture tours), eManga.com (its online storefront for digital content) and Digital Manga Publishing (its main publishing division for print and digital publications). The company’s imprint lines include DMP (its mainstream imprint), DMP PLATINUM (its classic manga imprint), JUNE´ (its boys love imprint), 801 MEDIA (its adult boys love imprint), DokiDoki (its exclusive co-publishing imprint with Shinshokan Publishing), DH/DMP (a co-publishing venture with Dark Horse Comics), Project-H (its Seinen Hentai manga imprint), and DMG (its groundbreaking digital distribution initiative).
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About Baker & Taylor
Baker & Taylor, Inc. (www.baker-taylor.com) is the world’s largest distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products. The company leverages its unsurpassed worldwide distribution network to deliver rich content in multiple formats, anytime and anywhere. Baker & Taylor offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries and retailers worldwide. Baker & Taylor also offers industry-leading customized library services and retail merchandising solutions. Baker & Taylor is proud to power Blio (blioreader.com), the world’s most flexible, engaging and revolutionary e-reading application. Charlotte, N.C.-based Baker & Taylor is majority owned by Castle Harlan Partners IV, L.P., an institutional private equity fund managed by Castle Harlan, Inc., a leading private equity investment firm.