Article in the Publishers' Weekly e-newsletter about the Digital Manga Guild.
Digital Manga Publishing is already living up to its name with a robust publishing program on its eManga.com site, which features online manga from its June, Dokidoki, and 801 manga imprints, as well as manga from Yaoi Press and from Tokyopop's Blu line. Almost all of these are yaoi manga, romances between two males, but eManga also features Harlequin manga, which are Japanese adaptations of English-language romance novels. Dark Horse published some of the Harlequin manga in 2005 but stopped after a few volumes, but DMP seems to be having more success online. In fact, Sasahara said, they are among the top sellers on the site. "I have been going to Barnes & Noble bookstores every now and then to see their manga, and obviously in every Barnes & Noble they allocate a huge space for the romance novel section," he said. "I looked at those people who flock around the romance novel area. They are middle aged women. Then I went to Yaoi-Con, and looked at those people coming to our booth, and they all look the same. And I said maybe they cross over, the romance novel and yaoi manga. I was right."

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