Kodansha USA Changes Some On Sale Dates
Kodansha USA Publishing, which includes both the Kodansha Comics and VERTICAL publishing imprints, has made the decision to shift on sale dates for many of its spring and summer 2020 print titles to later in the year. The decision is due to the current global health crisis and related book retail and distribution disruptions.
Kodansha USA Publishing is continuing to support its physical retail partners as best it can during this challenging time for the industry. All backlist orders continue to be promptly filled by Kodansha USA Publishing’s distribution partner Penguin Random House. Furthermore, several frontlist releases, including debuts of highly anticipated new manga series, like Wave, Listen to Me!, and returning favorites like Tales of Berseria (Manga) volume 3, Drifting Dragons volume 4, and more, will retain their original on sale dates.
All previously scheduled Kodansha Comics and VERTICAL titles will continue to be released digitally by their original on-sale dates.
Publishing schedule updates for both print and digital releases are viewable through the end of May 2020.