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+WHERE CAN I PURCHASE TOKYOPOP BOOKS?
Our books are available both in digital and print form, depending on the particular title. Here on our website, we have links to some of the ecommerce stores that carry TOKYOPOP ebooks and printed books. We also encourage you to support your local comic book store and independent bookseller. You can find a local comic book shop via Diamond Comics’ locator service here and you can find an indie bookstore here. Of course, we also love the big players Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Hastings, and Kinokuniya, for being excellent customers. And RightStuf has stood by us over the years – they are a truly superb anime and manga boutique ecommerce store.
+WHAT IS “PRINT-ON-DEMAND”?
Print-On-Demand (also known as “POD”) allows a retailer to produce books when they are ordered, in print runs as small as a single book. The books are stored digitally on a server, then printed and bound by the same machine. This allows a retailer such as RightStuf or Amazon to sell books that are unavailable in a physical store due to limited shelf space or inventory. As the technology has improved, prices have lowered, although printing one book at a time is still more costly then printing in bulk. If you prefer reading your manga on the printed page instead of as an ebook, Print-On-Demand is an excellent solution.
+WILL TOKYOPOP PUBLISH TITLES IT USED TO PUBLISH?
We keep our titles available for purchase, even deep catalogue titles. While not all titles are stocked by retail stores, due to limited shelf space, all our titles are available in ebook and POD versions. Over the years, we have published titles for which we no longer hold the publishing rights, in which case we are unable to publish these.
+What's Tokyopoptv on Youtube?
We create online shows and videos, featuring all aspects of Asian Pop Culture. We’ve recently launched two new series: “The Anime Rundown” featuring the Critaku doing anime reviews and “That Anime Moment,”a countdown show based on memorable moments in anime. Some of our previous shows include The Dojo, PopStix, Asian Eats, Riding Shotgun, many motion comics such as Bizenghast, Sokora Refugees, I Luv Halloween, and Princess Ai. Subscribe for free!!
+WILL THERE BE MORE MOVIES PRODUCED THROUGH TOKYOPOP?
We are currently developing a slate of films, mainly live-action films but some animation as well. The development process takes many years before moving into production, which then takes many months. We are prepping for our next movie “Knockouts” to move into production this year, so stay tuned!
+WILL THERE BE MORE “RIDING SHOTGUN” ANIMATION?
Riding Shotgun was an exciting project that involved top talent and the results are fantastic! We’re prepping now to produce more if we can put together the financing – and a big thank to our IndieGogo backers!
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+Are you hiring?
We are not currently hiring for staff positions but we will post on this website when we do. If you are freelancer, we are always looking for talented designers, translators, writers, and video editors, so please contact us at email@example.com.
+Are you looking for interns?
Yes, we do accept interns. A typical intern position would entail a variety of tasks, some more mundane than others. Our key requirement, in accordance with the law, is that interns need to be students at a university that accepts internships as school credit. Send a cover letter and your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
+Do you accept spec submissions?
Not currently, however we encourage you to download the POP Comics app, which is the 100% creator-owned publishing platform developed by our Hong Kong-based affiliate company POP Comics. You’ll be able to upload your work and build a fanbase and get feedback while retaining all of your copyright.
+How do I break into manga?
If you’re an artist, the most important thing is to draw, draw, draw. Manga artists in Japan typically start drawing when they are small children and draw every day for hours upon hours. If you’re a writer, it’s similar: write as often as you can. Put your work online for others to experience and be open-minded to feedback. Hone your craft. Eventually, you will have the option of self-publishing or pitching to publishers. There are free tools for turning art and text into eBooks out there. In Japan, aspiring manga-ka usually start out in doujinshi (amateur publishing) circles. If you go to anime conventions you will likely see the American equivalent of doujinshi circles exhibiting their works in the “artists’ alley” area. Stay persistent – and don’t be afraid to get your creations out there and show the world!