According to the Yaoi Press Blog, Yaoi Press will be at this weekend's Wizard World LA:

Crystal Blu and new staffer Ashley B. will be at Yaoi Press 1012 in the small press area.

From ANN's Taipei International Book Exhibition Con Report comes an interview with manga artist Yuzu Tsutae and her editor Ms. Kumagai. In the interview Yuzu Tsutae talks about how she became a manga artist, her opinion on the BL genre, and other fan-oriented tidbits.

Via: Icarus Blog

Happy White Day from 801 Media Inc!

Los Angeles, CA, March 14, 2007- It's White Day and while the "men" of 801 Media Inc. would love to give their adoring fans chocolate and flowers, it is a bit hard considering they are two dimensional, imaginary characters. So instead, 801-chan and Tomo-chan are taking care of the "gifts" and are excited to announce the following additions to 801 Media Inc.'s line-up.

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The latest issue of PWCW has two articles focused on yaoi.

The first one, "A Year of Yaoi at Iris Print," looks at the history and growth of publisher Iris Print.

The second article, "Media Blasters Drops Shonen; Adds Yaoi," looks at how Media Blasters is dropping their shonen titles in favor of a yaoi lineup.

Via: Icarus Blog

Shogakukan has announced the suspension of its BL (Boy's Love) light novel label Palette Bunko. The last light novels published under the Palette label were released in December 2006. The Palette Bunko will be replaced by two new light novel labels, Gagaga and Lululu, from Shogakukan in Fall 2007.

Las Vegas, NV, March 7, 2007 ??? Yaoi Press announces Dark Dreams and Dark Prince, two new titles debuting in fall.

Yaoi Press has announced the second title to their new line of art books. Dark Dreams will showcase the work of Italian studio Dany&Dany. The 64 page book will focus on beautiful men and male/male romance. Unlike Yaoi Press' explicit Yaoi Gothic art book, Dark Dreams will have a 16+ rating. This is the fourth book Yaoi Press will publish by Dany&Dany in 2007.

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MangaCast translates the weekly Doujinshi ranking (03/03) in Japan according to Toranoana, and the weekly BL Doujinshi ranking (02/24) in Japan according to Toranoana's BL specialty store Princess Side.

Yaoi manga publisher Yaoi Press has announced a new joint venture with Korean manhwa publisher NETCOMICS. The new deal will have Yaoi Press titles featured on NETCOMICS' online website:

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MangaCast points out Kitty Press' new license announcement at NYCC: A King's Lesson by Aoi Futaba and Kurenai Mitsuba.

From MangaCast and ANN comes more reports of new manga licenses announced at NYCC:

Dark Horse
- Oh! My Goddess - First End (Novel) by Yumi Touma

Go! Comi
- Lamp no Ou-sama by Shigematsu Takako
- Hikkatsu! by Yagami Yu
- Kanna by Kirishima Takeru
- Love Master A by Hashimoto Kyouko

Viz Media
- Dragon Sword and Wind Child by Ogiwara Noriko
- Muhyo and Rosie's Bureau of Supernatural Investigation by Nishi Yoshiyuki

BLU Manga
- Takumi-kun Series by Ooya Kazumi/Gotou Shinobu