Shuho Sato Earns Y500,000 in Web Manga in 2010 So Far
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Shuho Sato, the creator of the Say Hello to Black Jack, Umizaru, and The Isle of TOKKOU manga, revealed that he earned about 500,000 yen (about US$5,500) so far this year through manga on his online service.
Sato has been self-publishing his manga online — including his latest work, New Say Hello to Black Jack, within a month of its serialization in Shogakukan's Weekly Big Comics Spirits magazine. Under his plan, new works cost 30 yen per installment, while old works cost 10 yen per installment. Over the course of several blog entries last year, Sato described the state of the manga industry which led to his decision to self-publish his manga online.
Source: Gadget Tsūshin