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Old 06-21-2007, 06:48 AM   #1
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Post Japan: Mobile phones driving market growth for e-books

From today's morning edition of the Nikkei Business Daily (subscription required):

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Mobile Phones Driving Market Growth For Electronic Books

TOKYO (Nikkei)--The size of the domestic market for electronic books grew to 18 billion yen in fiscal 2006, double the previous year's tally, according to research conducted by IT-related publisher Impress R&D.

The expansion was led by a rapid surge in the distribution of electronic comics for mobile phones. Electronic books on mobile phones are convenient for whiling away some spare time, such as when traveling, and hence are attracting a growing number of users, particularly young people.

The value of electronic books for mobile phones distributed in fiscal 2006 jumped to 11 billion yen, 2.4 times the level posted the prior year. Sales of electronic books for personal computers rose 50% to 7 billion yen.
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Old 06-21-2007, 08:59 AM   #2
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Has anyone on these forums seen these "electronic comics" the article mentions? Being a fan of Sequential Art myself, I'm interested in how comics and graphic novels are being formatted for the smartphones' small screens, the quality, and what people have indicated they do and do not like.
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:39 AM   #4
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Very nice! I wonder if that sort of thing will ever catch on in the U.S. market? I'd even consider brushing off my old pens to give it a shot!
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Old 06-21-2007, 12:50 PM   #5
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Manga is a very fast-growing genre in the US right now, especially among teens (and they usually have cell phones capable of supporting the graphics, too). I'd say it's time to get your pens out -- or invest in a Wacom tablet.

I think it's very interesting that at least half of the examples on those pages were "shoujo" type manga. It suggests that the female demographic for ebook manga is at least as strong as the male audience. (No surprise, really, I just think it's interesting, as this audience often gets overlooked in the US.)
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Old 06-21-2007, 01:54 PM   #6
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I think it's very interesting that at least half of the examples on those pages were "shoujo" type manga. It suggests that the female demographic for ebook manga is at least as strong as the male audience. (No surprise, really, I just think it's interesting, as this audience often gets overlooked in the US.)
I'm not surprised about that... in the U.S., romance readers (primarily female) are the fastest-growing e-book segment according to various sources. So in that way, we're mirroring Japan (or Japan is mirroring us) in the growing interest in romance e-material. (I've gotta try my hand at that one of these days...)

Of course, the first one I looked at was Lupin...
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Hey, shoujo isn't all romance.
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I can see this starting in the US as something like the "Daily Dilbert" That would get a lot of traction very fast.
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Hey, shoujo isn't all romance.
Forgive a poor Gaijin who isn't up on his Japanese terminology...
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Hello.

The screen of the Mobil telephone is small(240x400dot). But it is clear screen.
It is popular recently to do play of a console game in Mobil telephone.

...But, I want to still read the book with paper or iLead. :-(

# (sample) It is a console game of the Mobile phone
http://motto.product.co.jp/
# D902i(Mobile phone) screen capture
http://k-tai.impress.co.jp/cda/artic...top/26507.html
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