The Popverse team has made it to San Diego Comic Con, and we're looking for the most exciting news and interesting stories of the weekend to share with fans of all interests. Today, we're bringing you live coverage from the Manga Publishing Industry Roundtable, which includes huge voices and decisionmakers form the biggest publishers in the business including VIZ Media, Penguin Random House, Humble Bundle, and more.
The official synopsis for the panel reads: Partly thanks to the growing popularity of anime, manga is one of the hottest-selling, fastest-growing segments of book sales in North America today. Demand continues to grow, but unprecedented supply chain shortages mean that popular titles are frequently out of stock. At the same time, there are now more ways to buy and read manga online or from apps than ever. What's next for manga? Hear what’s going from the perspective of top publishing pros, including Kevin Hamric (vice president – marketing sales, VIZ Media), Ben Applegate (director, publisher services, Penguin Random House), Ed Chavez (publisher, Denpa Books), Erik Ko (director, Udon Entertainment), Dallas Middaugh (business development, Humble Bundle), Michael Gombos (director, international publishing and licensing, Dark Horse Comics), Beth Kawasaki (executive director of content and marketing, Media-Do International), Lyla Seo (chief marketing officer, Manta), and Ivan Salazar (senior marketing director, Kodansha USA). Moderated by Deb Aoki ( Publishers Weekly, Mangasplaining).
So if that sounds good to you (and it should), keep an eye on this page for live moment-to-moment coverage of all of the interesting insight provided by these industry experts. Or—come back later to read all about it once its done!
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