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blucub asked:
How have the sales for Gundam: the Origin been doing? Do y'all have any plans to release Gundam: The Origin - Amuro 0082? I believe it is only two chapters long but it would be a great add on bonus to the final volume of the Origin or even as a preorder only bonus.

It has been doing well. But preorders have dropped by a lot recently.

And the story you mentioned I believe is already in volume 12.

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millysoliloquy asked:
I didn't see the licensing survey until it was too late, but has Vertical ever considered looking into The Rose of Versailles or any other of Riyoko Ikeda's work? Please and thank you for a reply :)

thetwopagespread:

vertical-inc:

We have on our own, but we were not taking submissions for titles from before 2005.

We only pick up classical works on our own terms as they are high cost, high risk, low sales projects.

Biggest issue outside of poor sales is the lack of or poor quality of source materials. Japan has not been known for keeping their source materials up to date and safe.

This makes me sad. Vertical’s super high quality translations of classic manga is kind of the standard I have set pretty much all my manga too. I discovered a lot of really excellent books through Vertical’s line. I’m sure that when they decide to bring us something old it will be totally worth it.

Well PINK and next year’s Dream Fossil are from the 80’s, so make sure to check those out.

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millysoliloquy asked:
I didn't see the licensing survey until it was too late, but has Vertical ever considered looking into The Rose of Versailles or any other of Riyoko Ikeda's work? Please and thank you for a reply :)

We have on our own, but we were not taking submissions for titles from before 2005.

We only pick up classical works on our own terms as they are high cost, high risk, low sales projects.

Biggest issue outside of poor sales is the lack of or poor quality of source materials. Japan has not been known for keeping their source materials up to date and safe.
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inter4ever7 asked:
Do you have any plans for digital manga sales? Physical manga gets a lot of sales from different retailers.

adorabbey:

vertical-inc:

inter4ever7:

vertical-inc:

We already sell manga digitally.

Let’s rephrase (no really, This is my only account :) ): do you plan to have any limited time discounts on digital manga? Other publishers such as Viz and Kodansha have such sales from time to time.

That is up to our vendors. Unlike Viz we do not have our own eBook platform, as we are exclusively distributed by Random House.

But Kindle and Nook have had sales on our eBooks now and then. And some of our eBooks are also just $5, so that’s a discount compared to some other publishers.

The Kobo store frequently has coupons, and I’ve used them on Vertical titles. If you have a Kobo account and haven’t bought anything from them in a while, they’ll occasionally send you a “please buy something” email with a coupon in it (last time I got one, it had a 50% off one ebook coupon). 

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tokenblackgeeks asked:
Will you guys ever come to AWA (Anime Weekend Atlanta)? It's getting bigger every year and I would love to see you guys there. If you let me I'll even run the booth. (´ヮ`)

Hah!!! We have gone each of the last 4 years. And are going again this year.

We’ve had booths and multiple panels each year we’ve gone. Heck last year we were a sponsor and had our Black Jack posters in the AWA gift bags. :)

So yeah, we are one of the few members of industry to make the trip down to Atlanta regularly. Hope to see you there.

tokenblackgeeks:

Just got this in the mail!
Attack on Titan: Before The Fall Novel - Ryo Suzukaze Art - Thores Shibamoto
Original series Attack on Titan - Hajime Isayama, 2009
English publisher - vertical-inc
I can’t wait to sit down and read this. I already know it’s going to be amazing!

Enjoy!!

tokenblackgeeks:

Just got this in the mail!

Attack on Titan: Before The Fall Novel - Ryo Suzukaze 
Art - Thores Shibamoto

Original series Attack on Titan - Hajime Isayama, 2009

English publisher - vertical-inc

I can’t wait to sit down and read this. I already know it’s going to be amazing!

Enjoy!!

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inter4ever7 asked:
Do you have any plans for digital manga sales? Physical manga gets a lot of sales from different retailers.

inter4ever7:

vertical-inc:

We already sell manga digitally.

Let’s rephrase (no really, This is my only account :) ): do you plan to have any limited time discounts on digital manga? Other publishers such as Viz and Kodansha have such sales from time to time.

That is up to our vendors. Unlike Viz we do not have our own eBook platform, as we are exclusively distributed by Random House.

But Kindle and Nook have had sales on our eBooks now and then. And some of our eBooks are also just $5, so that’s a discount compared to some other publishers.

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