Manga publisher Go! Comi
announced that three of its four launch books have gone into second printings. The titles are CANTARELLA
Volume 1, TENSHI JA NAI!!
(I'M NO ANGEL!
) Volume 1 and HER MAJESTY'S DOG
Go! Media CEO David Wise
explained that both CANTARELLA
1 and TENSHI JA NAI!!
1 were completely out of stock at the time of the reprinting, while HER MAJESTY'S DOG
1, which had an initial print-run of 10,000 copies, had insufficient inventory to service its pending orders. He added that the reprinting is complete and all three books are now back in stock at Go! Comi
's distributor, Diamond Books.
“We're incredibly pleased with the success of our launch,“ Wise said. “We sold 50,000 books four months. Volume Two of HER MAJESTY'S DOG
made the Bookscan Top 50 Best-selling Graphic Novels list, and Volume 1 of CANTARELLA
has been nominated as one of the ALA's 2006 Great Graphic Novels for Teens. The sales pace of our second volumes is exceeding our first ones, and pre-orders for our third volumes are generally larger than our Volume Twos. And, contrary to industry trends, our returns have been absolutely minimal.”
Wise added: “Go! Comi
debuted in a very competitive marketplace. We were counting on the quality of our series to make a big splash, and that's exactly what happened.”
About Go! Comi
is the publishing imprint of Go! Media Entertainment, LLC, a new company headed by Emmy Award-winning writer/producer David Wise
, along with Editorial Director Jake Forbes
and Creative Director Audry Taylor
. The company is dedicated to expanding the market for manga by licensing series, developing new series in collaboration with Japanese creators, and creating innovative manga-related products for the U.S. market. Go! Comi
has gained a fervent following among fans for the excellence of its series and its top-notch production values. For further information, visit www.gocomi.com.