Japanese publishing

Why The Bleak Future For Japanese Publishers Could Lead To A Bright One For Japanese Video Games

The industry is refusing to embrace ebooks due to fears of piracy and a lack of a cohesive business model. This situation affects other industries as well with a lack of quality titles, via Sony’s ebook store, hampering Sony’s otherwise fantastic eReaders. For an industry, which publishes an estimated 70,000 books a year, the future looks uncertain. Japanese writers are growing concerned and looking at other media opportunities. The potential exodus of writers could be a blessing for the video games industry, if they act. Continue reading