Manga Publisher Tokyopop Lays Off Eight More Staffers

posted on by Egan Loo
Tokyopop's release schedule for some titles will be spaced out accordingly

The Beat blog of the Publishers Weekly trade magazine confirmed with Marc Pavia, the marketing director at the manga publisher Tokyopop, that eight more Tokyopop staffers were laid off this week. Pavia cited the recent, dramatically low sales in the publishing industry as the cause. Pavia acknowledges that Tokyopop will have to space its upcoming releases for some titles, and the company plans on providing more details later. Pavia emphasizes, “Tokyopop is still in business, and we are still focusing on our core business.”

These layoffs come after Tokypop restructured its organization and laid off 39 other employees in June. The Beat reported last week that another seven employees, including an editor, the chief technological officer, the human resources manager, and two more from its Media division, were laid off last month.

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