Vertical to Launch New Manga Imprint

According to Publishers Weekly, Vertical is planning to launch a new (currently unnamed) contemporary manga imprint in 2008 in order to expand its manga line-up. According to the report, the imprint will mainly focus on shojo manga for teens:

Vertical Inc., a small New York house specializing in Japanese literature and classic manga, is launching an imprint focusing on contemporary manga, with plans to add staff and increase the number of the Japanese popular culture titles on its list. The house will launch the as-yet-unnamed manga imprint in summer 2008 and will add five staffers.

Via: ANN

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Old classic mangas were

Old classic mangas were probably not profitable enough, alas.