Digital Manga Publishing–Taimashin Response

Posted on March 18th, 2013 by Ryu Sheng |

So, after my recent Taimashin post i received a email from Digital Manga regarding the elements i posted about. Since they were important responses, and they requested it, i decided to both update the original post and  make this post.

When you mentioned that the books were mislabelled we quickly investigated our Amazon Bookshelf and saw that they were properly categorized. We are not sure why you found the books under novels, however we doubled and triple checked to make sure they were correctly labelled. We’ve added "(manga)" to both titles so this confusion doesn’t happen again in the future.

I myself have just doubled checked on Amazon, and i don’t see the changes mentioned above. I think it’s most likely due to the fact i purchased from Amazon UK not Amazon US. However i did notice that the ‘mislabel’ i spoke of wasn’t strictly true. The books are listed under the Kindle Novel Page, but under the manga category.

The reason i got it confused with the novel was the way Amazon listed them. At the top of the page was the Kikuchi Manga, then we got a load of novels (VampD, Maohden, Yashakiden) and then Taimashin, so i just assumed it was the novel version, since it was listed in amongst the novels. The lesson here folks is to double check your purchases straight away. Remember that Amazon does allow you to return Kindle books for a few days after you bought it, just make the same booboo as me and wait 2 weeks to check it >.< That said once the (manga) label is added to the titles that will become a non-issue Open-mouthed smile 

As for the format, since you bought the titles using Amazon Kindle, all titles will come in the left to right format (though read right to left) and will not have the special features that the eManga files have. It has been that way since we began releasing books on Amazon. If you own a Kindle Fire we highly suggest downloading the MOBI file on eManga.com (which you can do right from your Kindle Fire).

Not sure what these special features are that the eManga files come with, since none of the files I’ve gotten had anything special about them. Except of course they come in right to left format. I guess it’s one of things that only comes out when you using the Kindle Fire/iPad/Android variants. I only have a standard Kindle.

And lastly, we have some very good news for you! We will begin releasing the rest of the volumes shortly! Volume 3 should be available on eManga.com in a few months! We hope you’ll enjoy the rest of the series! Thank you very much for your time!

Best Wishes,
Digital Manga, Inc

OH HELL YES!!! Taimashin is one of the series I’ve come to love and the fact that they’re finally carrying on with the series makes me SOOOOOOO happy. Now they just need to release Maohden vol03 and then i can die a happy man Open-mouthed smile

Thanks a lot to DMP for contacting me and pointing out the mistakes in my original post. Now go forth and buy loads of Kikuchi goodness!!

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