Digital Manga, Inc. Celebrates the End of the World with a Rebirth of eManga.com:
Digital Downloads, Reward System, New Manga, Yaoi, Hentai and New Gradol Club Photobooks
Gardena, CA. (December 21, 2012) Digital Manga, Inc., one of the manga industry’s most progressive and innovative publishers, is proud to officially announce the launch of the revamped digital storefront for eManga (www.emanga.com). Despite Mayan prophecies of apocalypse, Digital Manga forges ahead toward a bright future with the unveiling of a new and improved eManga. Originally launched in 2008, eManga is the online ebook store run by Digital Manga Inc. that features titles published under DMI’s various imprints (including Juné, 801 Media, DMG, DMP, DokiDoki), in addition to a collection of Original English Language titles and select works from other publishers. The new eManga storefront has been designed to significantly enhance the customer’s purchasing and reading experience.
New Design, More Features
The new iteration of eManga will showcase a bevy of new and enhanced features, including but not limited to a bold new graphical interface, an updated native manga reader with intuitive page-flipping, better navigational and search capabilities, integrated social networking options, frequent promotional offers, weekly newsletter, and more customer interactivity elements (including polls, articles, and a rating and review system).
New Rewards System and Continuing Support for Existing Users
While the original eManga was essentially a digital manga rental site via streaming only and operated under a point-based currency system, the new eManga has been envisioned as a more consolidated and comprehensive digital manga store. Rather than buying points to use as currency on the site, eManga will accept credit cards and PayPal to purchase titles at their USD value. For those with existing eManga points, a new Reward Points program will be introduced. eManga users will receive 5% of their purchase back in the form of Reward Points, which can be applied to future purchases as significant discounts. Long-time eManga users also have no need to worry: all past purchases will be available for download, and all unused eManga points will be converted into reward points equal to the value of old, unused points.
The Freedom of Digital Downloads
Offering seven distinctive ebook file formats ( http://www.emanga.com/faq ), DMI strives to ensure that our digital products available on eManga are optimized and compatible across all popular e-reading devices, including Amazon Kindle/Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple iPad, Sony Reader, Kobo eReader, Android tablets, and more. When a customer purchases a title, you can immediately read the title on eManga’s native online reader and download one file type of your choice. Subsequent downloads of different file types will be a small additional cost. The ebook files are encryption-free, allowing them to be supported on all devices. Our files are protected in a unique way that still deters unauthorized distribution without the customer losing any of the freedom and control they desire. For those weary about how the ebook files will function on their device, a free 200 page eManga sampler will be available for download in all seven file formats ( http://www.emanga.com/search?status=2 ).
An Ever-expanding Selection at Low Prices
With over 1000 digital titles and counting available for free preview and purchase, DMI has taken substantial time and effort to ensure our entire digital catalogue is available on eManga, so that customers can readily find all their genre favorites in addition to all the titles restricted from other ebook stores due to their censorship practices. DMI has been making great advances into the untapped American market for hentai through the Project-H imprint, and all of DMI’s digital hentai titles (including Shocking Pink, An Ideal Day To Fall In Love, and the popular Velvet Kiss series) will be available on eManga. eManga will also exclusively host the recently acquired Gradol Club Photo Collection, which features the most popular “gravure idols” (Japanese female models known for their tasteful but provocative poses) like Nana Ogura and Maria Ozawa. Gradol Club will be presented in vivid full-color, which will be sure to brighten the screen of any device. Economically priced at $7.95.
In addition to DMI’s print imprints, eManga will become the premiere choice to find the bounty of exclusive digital titles made available through the Digital Manga Guild, DMI’s special online community that offers skilled fans the opportunity of paid experience in the localization of Japanese manga and novels.
All forthcoming digital releases will debut on eManga a month prior to their release in other ebook storefronts. In conjunction with the new download model, eManga will also be competitively priced with most eManga titles cheaper than their other store counterparts.
Recently released titles that will be available for the launch of the revamped eManga include fan favorites like: (DMG) Faraway Places, I’m the Big Brother, Erementar Gerade 1-16, Love Club vol.1-2, Diabolo, Her Witch; (DMP) Countdown 7 Days, Replica Start With A Happy Ending, Itazura Na Kiss, Maohden, ; (Juné) Ambiguous Relationship, Castle Mango, Blue Sheep Reverie, Gentlemen’s Agreement Between a Rabbit and a Wolf; (801 Media) Black Sun, Devil’s Infirmary. Affordably priced from $7.50 and up.
Special Promotional Discount and Digital Gift Cards
eManga will also be offering a special 10 percent off promotion in celebration of the launch during its first week (December 21, 2012 – December 28, 2012). Enter the code DMYC655 into the promotional code field during checkout and receive 10 percent off the entire purchase order (offer limited to one per customer). This promotion will attract new and old customers to try and experience the new eManga storefront. As the holiday season is already here, eManga is also excited to introduce digital gift cards, available in $15, $20, $25, $50, $75, and $100.
With so many significant changes, eManga will become the most optimal choice for purchasing and reading manga. This initial stage of eManga will not stagnate. DMI plans to continue to develop eManga over time, so that the website will always be evolving to customer needs and desires. DMI’s reinvigoration of eManga as a comprehensive digital ebook store will increase the accessibility of manga and comics across all digital platforms, allowing eManga to become the premiere place for digital manga and comic readership.
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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 preparation 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. The company’s imprint lines include DMP (its mainstream imprint), DMP PLATINUM (its classic manga imprint), JUNÉ (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 (a unique digital distribution initiative).
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