Small presses and digital publishing

The Manga Bookshelf team discusses their picks of the week.

Melinda Beasi and Michelle Smith discuss the end of Chocolat in their latest Off the Shelf column.

Johanna Draper Carlson takes a detailed look at Digital Manga’s revamped eManga site.

Alex Hoffman muses about whether we need more manga micropublishers at Manga Widget.

News from Japan: Ikki magazine debuted its webcomics site this week with two new comics, one a House of Five Leaves spinoff by Natsume Ono. Recorder and Randsell creator Meme Higashiya and Shiba Inuko-san manga-ka Uzu both launched new series in the latest issue of Manga Town. The Shonen Jump series Nisekoi (which is published here by Viz) and Haikyū (which is not) will cross over. And there are 10 million copies of Blue Exorcist in print in Japan.

Reviews: The Manga Bookshelf team kicks off the new year with a fresh set of Bookshelf Briefs. Ash Brown takes a look at a week’s worth of manga reading at Experiments in Manga.

Carlo Santos on vol. 45 of Case Closed (ANN)
Infinite Speech on vol. 7 of Dorohedoro (Comic Attack)
Lori Henderson on vol. 1 of Heroman (Manga Xanadu)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 25 of Hunter x Hunter (I Reads You)
Kate O’Neil on vol. 13 of Natsume’s Book of Friends (The Fandom Post)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 8 of Psyren (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 1 of Rosario + Vampire (Blogcritics)
Anna on vol. 2 of Strobe Edge (Manga Report)

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