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UCLICK Offers Free Dramacon Comic App on Apple’s App Store


Kansas City, MO (March 17, 2009) – Uclick, the #1 distributor of comics and manga on mobile, in partnership with graphic novel and manga publisher TOKYOPOP, has announced the release of Dramacon Volume 1, Part 1 from TOKYOPOP, as a free app on Apple’s App Store. The free app is a full-length comic book application featuring the first of five installments that make up volume one of the international bestselling manga.


The free app is available now in the App Store on iPhone or on iTunes. Users can also access the free Dramacon app through the Uclick Web App by typing Uclick.com into the Safari browser.


“We’re making Dramacon 1.1 free because it gives us a chance to show off our panel-by-panel reading format with a very popular book from our lineup,” said Uclick CEO Douglas Edwards. “The Uclick comic apps offer the slickest and most intuitive comics reading experience on the iPhone and iPod Touch, and we offer the widest variety of titles and genres on the Apple devices.


“We want users to have the chance to try the reader for free and experience it for themselves, then check out our library of more than 100 titles and find more great comics.”


TOKYOPOP’s Senior Editor Lillian M. Diaz-Przybyl added, "As leaders in original manga and graphic novel creation, it's been a real pleasure to work with Uclick, who are clear front-runners in mobile entertainment. Their understanding of the marketplace and of the structure of comics is second-to-none, ensuring that their mobile versions are perfectly constructed and paced, retaining the experience of reading the original graphic novel." 


The Dramacon Volume 1, Part 1 app is the first free application from Uclick and TOKYOPOP. Most of the Uclick comic apps are available for $0.99 (US) cents. Other popular comic app titles from Uclick include Bone, Ghostbusters, Pibgorn, GODLAND, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Garfield Minus Garfield.


Dramacon is Svetlana Chmakova’s story of a manga artist attending her first fan convention. As her status quo unravels, encounters with her manga idol and a mysterious stranger take her life in an unexpected and exciting new direction.


“This is a very popular manga title with a large, loyal fan base,” said Edwards. “The story is instantly accessible and emotionally addictive, which makes Dramacon a great fit for all kinds of audiences, from diehard manga fans to those who’ve never read manga before.”


"Svetlana's work has touched hearts and tickled funny-bones worldwide,” Diaz-Przybyl said, “so Dramacon was an obvious choice when it came to launching a new series through the App Store. We look forward to both current fans and new readers discovering the joy of Dramacon in this exciting new format!"


The free Dramacon app for the iPhone and iPod Touch features tap-and-swipe, panel-by-panel controls. The Apple devices’ large Multi-Touch displays enable a clear, high-resolution presentation. The zoom feature allows an even closer look at any panel.


To receive the Dramacon free app and other favorite comic books, manga, webcomics and graphic novels for the iPhone and iPod touch go to the Uclick Web App by typing Uclick.com into the Safari browser or visit the App Store on the iPhone or on iTunes.





UCLICK® is the leading digital entertainment provider of humor, comic strips, manga, graphic novels, editorial cartoons, and other content for desktop, web and mobile phones. Uclick is also the leading creator and distributor of crosswords, and other word and number puzzles. Partners featuring Uclick content include the leading consumer portals Yahoo!, MSNBC.com, New York Times, Slate.com, washingtonpost.com, CNN, USA Today, and AOL. Uclick features include the top brand franchises Garfield, Doonesbury, Calvin and Hobbes, Paul Frank, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, TOKYOPOP, USA Today, Pat Sajak, Wyland, and many more. Uclick creative content and services are available through the GoComics.com website, U.S. mobile phone operators, the iTunes App Store, and other distributors worldwide. UCLICK, LLC is a division of Andrews McMeel Universal, the leading newspaper syndicate and publisher of humor books and calendars in North America.


For more information on Uclick, visit www.uclick.com.




TOKYOPOP is hailed as a leading youth-oriented entertainment brand and an innovator of manga creation, with a revolutionary artistic vision that transcends countless platforms. From the introduction of the first-ever extensive manga publishing program in North America, to the development of its manga-originated intellectual properties into film, television and digital entertainment, TOKYOPOP has changed the way teens experience pop culture. The company's global reach has expanded to Europe and Asia, with recent offices opening in the UK and Germany and upcoming partnerships in Australia and China, in addition to its original Los Angeles and Tokyo operations. With millions of fans logging onto the new social networking site www.TOKYOPOP.com, reading its books, which are licensed in 41 countries in more than 20 languages, and watching its DVDs and television programs, TOKYOPOP's award-winning catalogue of licensed and original properties has made the company a visionary in an ever-growing teen entertainment marketplace.

Visit www.TOKYOPOP.com for additional information.

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Las Vegas, NV, February 24, 2009 - Yaoi Press invites fans to join their new affiliate program at Everythingyaoi.com.     

Yaoi Press began a new affiliate program for their Everythingyaoi.com store.  Fans can earn commissions on referral sales, create their own stores based on Everythingyaoi.com's catalogue of over 1,000 items, and recruit other affiliates to generate a continuous passive income.  Affiliates earn $2 for each sale they refer to Everythingyaoi.com.  When they recruit new affiliates they are paid 5% based on the new affiliate's income.   

Affiliates in the program can place one of three banners on their web sites to drive traffic to Everythingyaoi.com.  Affiliates can also 'deep-link,' a process where a specific item is directly linked to with a thumbnail image.  Yaoi Press' affiliate partner, Clixgalore, generates html pages for those affiliates who want to create their own yaoi web store.  The product listings, complete with images and descriptions, link to the appropriate items on Everythingyaoi.com.   

About Everythingyaoi.com

Everythingyaoi.com is known for being an exceptional source for BL products on the web.  With customer incentives, free gifts, free shipping offers, and discounted prices, the store has grown exponentially since its launch in 2006.   

About Yaoi Press

Yaoi is a romantic genre that deals with stories about men in love with men for a traditionally female audience.  Yaoi Press was founded in 2004, and has published forty successful yaoi graphic novels.  Yaoi Press titles are distributed by Diamond Book Distributors.   

For more information about the affiliate program please visit www.everythingyaoi.com

For more information about Yaoi Press LLC please visit www.yaoipress.com
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN — February 16, 2009 — Fairview Press, an independent publisher of inspiration and wellness books, announced today that it has signed Queenie Chan (artist of the best-selling manga In Odd We Trust, with Odd Thomas author Dean Koontz) to create sequential art for a middle-grade advice book called The Boy's Book of Positive Quotations (Sept. 2009, $13.95).

The books in Fairview Press' Positive Quotations series—which have sold more than 500,000 trade copies—originally began as reference anthologies. In recent years, author and series co-creator Steve Deger has re-envisioned them as illustrated gift books. Enhanced trade distribution in leading Big Box and nontraditional book outlets have helped individual volumes spend more than two years on Nielsen BookScan's bestseller reports for adult self-help and historical juvenile nonfiction.

Queenie Chan, author of the popular mystery-horror series The Dreaming and co-author (with Dean Koontz) of In Odd We Trust, will draw the manga for the The Boy's Book of Positive Quotations. The graphica will follow the life of a boy who receives mysterious text messages from a beautiful ninja. Her proverbs guide him on the honor code of the aspiring ninja and tie in with the rest of the book's modern-day advice, written by Steve Deger as well as compiled from various pop culture sources.

Says Deger: “The age-old storyline of the sensei and student gets a makeover in this hybrid manga/advice book. I'm excited to bring Queenie Chan’s brilliant artwork from the manga shelves to the inspiration aisles. It's proof that virtually any message can be communicated via graphica.”

Queenie Chan comments: “I want my artwork to inspire people to widen their horizons. Learning about the world, history, other cultures and having an appreciation for things outside your own little box is important. So I'm excited to have my artwork paired with the insightful thoughts of accomplished people from all corners of the globe.”


Steve Deger is the co-creator of the Positive Quotations series. A past speaker, fundraiser, and "Big" for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, he lives with his wife and frequent co-author Leslie Gibson in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Queenie Chan was born in 1980 in Hong Kong and migrated to Australia when she was six years old. Her three-volume mystery-horror series The Dreaming was published by L.A.-based manga publisher TOKYOPOP, and has been translated into six languages. She collaborated on the graphic novel In Odd We Trust with publisher Del Rey, a prequel to the Odd Thomas series of novels by New York Times best-selling author Dean Koontz. The book was published in June 2008, hitting #1 in graphic novel sales in the first week. She is currently partnering with Koontz on a second second Odd Thomas graphic novel.


Founded in 1989, Fairview Press publishes books dedicated to physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Their authors have appeared on Oprah, the Today show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and in hundreds of other media outlets. They are headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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