Links: Digital Manga, Masaaki Shimizu & NYCC Digital Conference

$650 Million – Thats a huge number. Its also the number for the digital market is for Manga in Japan.

ICv2 have an interview with Masaaki Shimzu who is General Manager for Bitway. Bitway have 70% of the market.

Can you compare 2010 with 2009—what is your estimate of the current growth rate?

We estimate that there will be about a 16% growth rate in mobile manga downloads and about a 20% increase in digital downloads for new devices like the iPad.

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Since the last post, some new attendees have been added to the Comics & Digital at NYCC:

  • Dario Di Zanni, Sr. Manager, Marketing and Business Development–New Media, Disney Publishing Worldwide
  • Alison Hendon, Youth Selection Team Leader, Brooklyn Public Library
  • Rantz Hoseley, CEO, Longbox
  • Ron Richards, head of iFanboy division of Graphic.ly
  • Douglas Wolk, Author
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