VIZ Brings Digital Manga to Kindle
San Francisco, CA -- VIZ Media, LLC announced the availability of its entire digital manga (graphic novel) catalog for Amazon Kindle devices, including Kindle Fire tablets and the new Kindle Paperwhite. Users of the world’s best-selling e-reader now have instant access via the Kindle Store to an extensive digital library featuring over 1,500 manga volumes constituting more than 160 different series.
Volumes are available for purchase and immediate download in the U.S. and Canada from the Kindle Store for generally $6.99 (U.S. / CAN) each. New series as well as updates to numerous ongoing titles will be added each week. VIZ Media has also synchronized its digital publishing schedule so that future Kindle Store manga titles will have near-simultaneous domestic digital release that coincides with their print counterparts.
The launch list features the latest digital releases of ongoing fan favorites such Naruto (rated ‘T’ for Teens), Bleach (rated ‘T’ for Teens), Bakuman (rated ‘T’ for Teens), and One Piece (rated ‘T’ for Teens) as well as recent bestsellers such as Demon Love Spell (rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens), Magi: The Labyrnth of Magic (rated ‘T’ for Teens) and many, many more. Kindle users may check out free previews for every series available.
“We are strong advocates for the continued growth of digital manga content, and are very pleased to partner with Amazon to bring the world’s best titles to millions of avid readers and fans in North America,” says Gagan Singh, EVP and CTO, VIZ Media. “We invite Amazon Kindle users to explore VIZ Media’s extensive offerings, one of the most current, diverse, and also historically deep manga catalogs available anywhere.”
Source: VIZ Media