Adventures in Japanese Bookstores

After enjoying a pleasant outing at the beach (and an equally good meal), I later today headed on over to my favorite Japanese bookstore to peruse the latest books and magazines from the land of the rising sun. 日本語本はすごいですね?

Japanese YA – How the Industry Works Overseas(Part 5)

– When the T.V. Met the Book – A topic that I’ve made much reference to is the fact that in Japan, book commercials have become increasingly familiar to readers of Young Adult novels. Today’s article will explore that, but instead of using miles of text and pictures, I’ll be showing you the actual commercials….

Japanese YA – How the Industry Works Overseas(Part 4)

– A Tale of Rates and Sales – The vast and close knit landscape of the publishing industry can often seem like an incomprehensible enigma to many who look on with interest. Littered with contracts, printing runs, foreign rights, advances, copyright battles and multimedia adaptations, even those within this large circle can find at times…

Japanese YA – How the Industry Works Overseas(Part 3)

  – A Reader’s Paradise – For many, the past several articles have been an intriguing journey into an almost alien world. With each familiar reference to the industry and the YA culture we have grown so well accustomed to, there seems to be yet another uniquely Japanese aspect to it all that nearly turns…

Japanese YA – How The Industry Works Overseas(Part 2)

– Novels & The Great Beyond – In my article last week about Japanese Young Adult fiction, I briefly made mention of the variety of forms YA has evolved into in Japan and it’s effect on the pop culture there. This week I’d like to expand on that specific part of the discussion further, and…

Japanese YA – How the Industry Works Overseas(Part 1)

If you’ve ever had a chance to talk with me or read my Twitter messages in a given week, you probably are already very aware of my love for Japanese fiction. If I’m not tweeting out a book recommendation, I’m reading the soon to be next one. So it was that when the chance to…

Japanese YA – An Announcement

80 percent. Look at that statistic well, because that’s the percentage of households that didn’t buy or read a new book in America during the entire year according to a survey conducted by The Jenkins Group. The survey goes on to say that 42 percent of College Graduates report that they never read another book…