Digital Manga Publishing (DMP) announced yesterday that it is to experiment with going digital only for six months.
Hikaru Sasahara, the company president, announced in a statement published on the company's blog
. The statement reads:Today we would like to announce that effective January 1st 2013, the print editions for our DMP, June Manga, DokiDoki and 801Media imprints will be placed on a temporary hiatus. Please be advised that none of our licenses are cancelled, simply postponed. We will be resuming the distribution of our print editions in June, 2013. This hiatus will allow us to coordinate our production schedule for 2013 and temporarily shift our focus to our digital publications.
I am sure our fans are shocked by this announcement, but I would like to extend my gratitude for their continuing support and patience. In the mean time, if you have any questions, I can be reached at: contact (at) emanga dot com
A guide to the new release schedule was posted in the same blog post.
DMP is noted for publishing titles as diverse as the works of Osamu Tezuka to a large range of yaoi. They also recently experimented with crowdfunding with the release of some of their Tezuka titles such as Barbara
, Swallowing the Earth