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Diamond Cancels Some July Manga/Anime Related Orders

posted on 2009-06-24 10:21 EDT
Affected items are still readily available outside comic distributor's system

Diamond Comic Distributors is canceling some manga, manhwa, and anime orders — including many from Yen Press — that were intended for release in July. These items were solicited in Previews, Diamond's monthly catalog. Unlike other items that are "cancelled" by publishers so they can be re-solicited at later dates, these items are listed as "cancelled by Previews" itself.

Many of these items are readily available through other distributors. Yen Press Director Kurt Hassler told MangaBlog that the cancellations "simply means that Diamond for whatever reason has opted not to make these titles available through their service. The books are all still very much being published, and retailers have the option of ordering them directly through Hachette Book Group or through any number of other wholesalers like Ingram or Baker & Taylor."

Diamond had changed its purchase order policies for publishers in January. With certain exceptions, all publishers must now demonstrate that an item can recoup US$2,500 in Diamond's costs in a month for the item to be included in Diamond's system. Soon after the change, Diamond had begun canceling orders that were intended for release in March.

Product Cancellations by Previews: July #250


Bandai America


Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight 4-In. Coll. Fig. Asst.
Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight DLX AF Set Asst.
Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight DLX Rider Set

Bandai Entertainment inc.


Gurren Lagann DVD Set Part 03

DK Publishing Co.


Rough Guide To Anime SC

FOX Home Entertainment


Dragonball: Evolution Blu-ray
Dragonball: Evolution DVD Spec. Ed.
Dragonball: Evolution DVD WS

Jun Planning USA Inc.


Little Pullip Blue Alice Doll
Little Pullip Cheshire Cat Doll
Little Pullip Queen Of Hearts Doll

Publishers Group West


07-Ghost GN Vol. 04
Ultimate Venus GN Vol. 06

Tokyopop


Gorgeous Carat: L'Esperanza GN

Yaoi Generation


Breath GN Vol. 03

Yen Press


Angel Diary GN Vol. 09
Antique Gift Shop GN Vol. 08
Croquis Pop GN Vol. 05
Dystopia GN Vol. 01
Kieli Novel MMPB
Legend GN Vol. 05
Mr. Flower Groom GN
Sarasah GN Vol. 01
Spiral Bonds Of Reasoning TP Vol. 08
Toxic Planet GN
Very, Very Sweet GN Vol. 04
You're So Cool GN Vol. 04 3

Source: Sean Gaffney via MangaBlog

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