Industry News: Del Rey concludes, and Kodansha USA steps up to the plate.

Just days before New York Anime Festival, Deb Aoki writes of news that Del Rey of Random House is closing shop, and Kodansha USA, will be taking over, publishing their manga in English from their Japanese counterparts. Originally scheduled to have a panel at the upcoming NYAF, the panel is at this moment canceled and removed from the schedule.

This is the press release that was released:

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Book review: Mystery Mobile: The Case of the Missing Books

Mystery Mobile: The Case of the Missing Books
By Ian Sansom
Harper-Collins Publishers
Copy purchased by reviewer
ISBN: 0060822503

Review by James Mowery

The back copy on Ian Sansom’s “mystery” novel, “The Case of the Missing Books,” claims that its protagonist, Israel Armstrong, is “one of literature’s most unlikely detectives.” The sneer quotes here are intentional, though not meant to be especially sneering – consider, instead, that they may simply be telling.
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