According to PWCW, Running Press, in its effort to expand into comics-related publishing, is partnering with Tokyopop to produce coloring books based on Princess Ai and Bizenghast.

Source: MangaBlog

Broccoli Books is looking for a new Freelance Translator. Also, Go! Comi is currently looking for a Director of Site Engineering.

Source: MangaBlog

According to Publishers Marketplace, Del Rey is looking for a new Associate Publicist. The candidate needs to have "2-5 years publicity experience in book publishing and knowledge of the media, marketplace and competition, preferably in the Sci-Fi / Fantasy/ Manga/ Graphic Novel genres. Excellent communication and organizational skills are a must. Excellent writing skills also required. Need to be creative, assertive, personable and persuasive."

Source: MangaBlog

According to, VIZ Media, LLC is looking for an Advertising Sales and Marketing Manager to join its magazine sales team.

Source: ANN

Manhwa publisher NETCOMICS is currently looking for a new full-time proofreader from New York or New Jersey and are willing to commute to downtown Jersey City:

This position will provide support to the editorial staff.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate excellent writing skills
and a genuine interest in graphic novels. (Korean fluency is a plus).
Office experience is required.

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In the newly released ICv2 Guide #39: Anime/Manga, ICv2 reports that according to U.S. publishers, 1461 volumes of manga will be released in 2007, a 16% increase from 2006's 1224 volumes. Also reported are the "Top 50 Manga Properties" and the "Top 25 Anime Properties" based on sales information from 2006, with Naruto, Fruits Basket and Kingdom Hearts taking the top 3 spots of the "Top 50 Manga Properties" list.

TSUTAYA, the Japanese chain of rental stores operated by Culture Convenience Club (CCC), has announced plans to rent manga to customers. According to the announcement, the service will be available at 100 TSUTAYA stores, with each store offering rentals of over 30,000 manga. Currently customers are allowed to rent out manga for 4 days at a rate of 60 yen per book.

Source: Animaxis

From Manga Jouhou comes a complete translation of Yomiuri Online's 2006 article, which looks back on the Japanese manga industry in 2006.

The Perseus Books Group has announced that it will offer the publisher clients of Publishers Group West a deal to pay them 70% of the money owed to them by PGW, in exchange for distribution contracts with Perseus, which would benefit publishers affected by the AMS/PGW bankruptcy.

Source: Icarus Blog

The Wild Side, a German BL manga publisher, is looking into becoming a general manga publisher:

The Wild Side has decided to do some branching out. Aside from Yaoi and Shounen Ai we also want to publish mangas with other adult oriented themes like Shounen, Horror, Thriller, Action and so on. The stories should be mature and well thought out, sex is optional.

Source: Deutsche Mangaka