NEW YAOI ON SALE NOW! Sleeping Moon V1 by Kano Miyamoto
NEW #YAOI ON SALE NOW! Sleeping Moon V1 [AKA Nemureru Tsuki] by Kano Miyamoto. Available in PRINT. Read a FREE preview and purchase it here.
In order to solve the mystery of a rumored curse that brings early death to the male descendants in his lineage, Akihiko Odagawa goes back to stay in his family’s ancestral home. One night, he experiences a time slip that lands him 100 years in the past! There he meets Eitaro, a student from the Meiji Period who is also trying to solve the same mystery. Bridging the gap between the past and the present, the two men traverse time and space as they work together to unravel the family’s secret.
NEW YAOI ON SALE NOW! His Favorite V4 by Suzuki Tanaka
NEW YAOI ON SALE NOW! His Favorite V4 [Aitsu no Daihonmei V4] by Suzuki Tanaka. Available in PRINT and DIGITAL worldwide! Read a FREE preview and purchase it here.
Awkward Yoshida’s life got flipped upside down when the hottest guy in school started hanging around him. Sato may have strong feelings for Yoshida, but he always loves expressing them in the cruelest ways possible. Just what happened in Sato’s childhood to shape him into the man he is today?
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NEW YAOI ON SALE NOW! Boys, Be Ambitious! by Saburo Nagai
NEW #YAOI ON SALE NOW!: Boys, Be Ambitious! by Saburo Nagai. This is a digital-only title available for only $5.99 with NO region restrictions. Check out a free preview of this HILARIOUS book here! I am not kidding when I say you will bust a gut laughing over this one. Very unique title for boys’ love!
When gorgeous transfer student Kazuma moves in to the ramshackle Akeboshi High Boys’ Dorm #2, he immediately attracts the interest of resident airhead-with-a-heart-of-gold Masaji. Kazuma relentlessly rebuffs and abuses the other boy, but Masaji refuses to give up! After all, he just wants to be friends. Determined (for some reason?) to keep trying, Masaji chips away at Kazuma’s abrasive aura, but could this sweet-and-sour feeling be what he thinks it is?! A super go-get-‘em boy and a hot-and-cold beauty in a coming-of-age rom-com that includes a cast of colorful characters!
Great feedback on my question from Tumblr, Facebook & Twitter. Since I’m working on Crimson Spell V1 right now, how about I walk you through the production process on this book as I’m doing it (this will take months, btw)? And I’ll try to include answers to your other questions as I’m doing it. Then you can see start to finish on one book. Sound good?
himitsuhitori asked: I'm all for the informative posts. SuBLime's roster is heavy with well known mangaka/crowd favs. How do you balance licensing "crowd favs" vs. introducing new or lesser know authors. I noticed digital titles exclude the back cover, what's the reasoning behind that?
I think this is where digital is a nice option. We can introduce new mangaka (which we have) to see how fans react. So far they’ve all done really well and fans seem to really appreciate something new. As far as balancing, we certainly tip the scales more in the favor of what fans are asking for, but we also license books that we feel fans would appreciate knowing about to provide some fresh, new material.
As far as including the back cover on a digital title, since it’s digital, only the front cover is seen on websites where they’re sold (Honestly, now that you’ve asked the question and I’m thinking about it, I’ve never purchased a digital book anywhere that includes a back cover in the book. Not to say they don’t exist, I’ve just never come across it myself.). A print book’s entire cover can be seen when you hold it in your hand and is there as part of the marketing for the book. Basically, it serves no purpose in a digital environment as far as marketing goes.
Hopefully this answers your questions. :-)
QUESTION: If I were to do a monthly(ish) blog post on the yaoi publishing process, would that be something you’d be interesting in? And if so, what kind of burning questions do you have about how a book is made that you’d like answered?
NEW YAOI ON SALE NOW! Bond of Dreams, Bond of Love V4 by Yaya Sakuragi
NEW YAOI ON SALE NOW! Bond of Dreams, Bond of Love V4 by Yaya Sakuragi available in print only. Click here for where to buy and for a free [naughty] preview of the book. This is the final volume in this series!
Ryomei has been steadily refusing Ao’s advances, but when Ao says this could be the last time they see each other for a while he decides it’s time to make a move. Unfortunately, unforeseen circumstances halt their night of passion, and things get even more complicated when Ao perceives Ryomei’s sudden interest as pity. What will it take to convince Ao that this time it’s the real deal? This story of not-so-unrequited love reaches its climax in the final volume of Bond of Dreams, Bond of Love!
NEW YAOI ON SALE NOW! Blue Morning V1 by Shoko Hidaka
NEW YAOI ON SALE NOW! Blue Morning V1 by Shoko Hidaka available in print only. Click here for where to buy and for a free preview of the book.
At only ten years of age, Akihito Kuze suddenly inherits the Kuze viscountship after his father’s death. The family’s capable butler, Tomoyuki Katsuragi, takes over the task of raising the boy, serving as his tutor. However, the handsome and intelligent Katsuragi, well respected even among the aristocracy, remains cool towards his charge. Akihito finds himself relentlessly drawn to Katsuragi, frustrated by the distance between them and driven to discover the reasons why.