After taking a poll on the subject, SuBLime will continue to offer only PayPayl/Amazon checkout for purchase of its digital books. The comments section reveals that it would be too costly for SuBLime to add a cart in addition to the current checkout system, which allows for only one item per purchase.
SuBLime also started a Tumblr account this week and has been answering reader questions about such topics as honorifics and how SuBLime determined its name.
Digitial Manga Publishing (DMP)
The Yaoi Prose newsletter contained the following statement: Digital Manga, the most prolific publisher of yaoi manga, stated that they are will not be reprinting out of print titles. “As we continue our transition to a more digitally driven business, Digital Manga, Inc. will only perform limited printing of all of our future yaoi titles and cease from restocking printed versions of the titles that have already been released.” Be sure to cite the Yaoi Press newsletter as the source of this Big Yaoi News!!!
Also, DMP announced on its blog today that it is halting print books of all imprints but the H project until June, 2013, so that it can concentrate on its digital publications. The titles are not canceled, but rescheduled, and can be found on the new schedule in the blog post.
Finally, Yaoi Prose announced on its Twitter feed that new book Dog of Aclon wasn’t showing up in searches at Amazon. A little testing revealed that the title only came up in a search when I was logged in to my Amazon account. The cover pushes the nudity envelope, so it’s possible that the title has been filtered so that it can only be seen when logged in to Amazon, but that’s just conjecture.
It seemed like a big (mostly bad) news week, but worth digesting in one place. Hope it helps in some way!