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One Potato Two reports that Yen Press is currently looking for an intern:

Internship opportunity to work in the Yen Editorial Department at Hachette Book Group USA in our New York office.

Candidate will provide support to members of the Yen Editorial Department.

Publishers Weekly reports that DC Comics is switching its book trade distribution from Warner Books/Hachette to Random House Publisher Services:

DC Comics is switching its book trade distribution to Random House Publisher Services after more than 20 years using Warner Books/Hachette for bookstore distribution. The switch will take place in spring 2008. DC will continue to use Diamond Comics Distributors to distribute to the comics shop market. The change teams one of the largest publishers of comics and graphic novels in the world with the book industry's largest and most far-reaching distribution service.

After making its debut at this year's SDCC, Yen Press has issued a press release regarding its latest licenses:

Hot on the heels of a successful debut at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, the newly formed graphic novel imprint Yen Press has announced that Little, Brown Book Group UK will simultaneously distribute Yen's upcoming list in Britain beginning next month.

Source: MangaBlog

From theBookseller.com comes an article on Little, Brown Book Group's deal with Hachette Book's Yen Press manga in the U.K. The deal begins in September 2007 with 7 titles being released in the U.K.:

Little, Brown's science fiction and fantasy imprint Orbit will market the Yen Press list in the UK. Orbit business manager George Walkley said: "Orbit has been watching the development of the manga market closely, and we???re confident that in Yen Press we have found the ideal publishing partner.

According to the latest issue of PWCW, Korean manhwa publisher ICE Kunion will be completely absorbed by Hachette's new manga imprint Yen Press. Yen Press will begin releasing ICE Kunion titles beginning in spring of 2008, and plans to release 30-40 titles by the end of 2008.

Also, former ICE Kunion editorial director Ju-Youn Lee is now Yen Press' senior editor. According to Lee regarding Yen Press' offer to Sigongsa (one of ICE Kunion's parent company):

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The first volume of Otaku USA has been released, and Heisei Democracy has a review (Via Icarus Blog). While reading Otaku USA, don't forget to check out Ed Chavez (MangaCast)'s "Japan's 24-hour Content Delivery System."

MangaBlog points out that although Yen Press' official site does not contain any information the publisher's upcoming titles, a release schedule can be found on this Hachette order form (PDF).

The people behind the free anime newspaper Janime have started a new publication called POPJNEO, while the podcast Anime Today reports that Otaku USA issue 1 is in the process of hitting the presses.

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MangaBlog reports that Yen Press is planning to publish a new manga anthology sometime in 2008. The new magazine will feature 6 to 8 stories each issues.

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Sovereign Media Inc. has announced a new magazine called Otaku USA Magazine. The magazine will "cover manga, anime, computer games and J-Pop, and it will be written by an American staff from an American point of view." According to the announcement, the new magazine's Editor-in-Chief will be Patrick Macias.

Source: ANN