Now Featuring Searchable Inventory

If you take a look at the sidebar you'll notice that we've added the ability to search our inventory (no singles for now) as well as the opportunity to browse by category. As of now all that is listed is title and price, but we hope to provide more information on each title in the future (similar to how the arriving this week pages work).

There are a few problems with the system (i.e. many of the titles are truncated) but it at least offers a chance to see what sort of breadth and depth of titles we carry. The inventory listed is about 95% accurate for what we have in stock but we're constantly getting new titles in so if you don't see what you're looking for, drop us a line and we'll check on it for you. Feel free to give everything a test run and please let us know if you run into any problems (or have any ideas for improving the interface, etc).

As for the world of comics, the big new today is the partnership between Harper-Collins and Tokyopop to produce OEL manga based on Harper-Collins works and written by Harper-Collins authors (or at least conceived by their authors). Of slightly more interest to me, however, is that Harper-Collins will be taking over distribution of Tokyopop to the bookstore market. It will be interesting to see how this impacts the availability of certain titles, particularly since we stock a large part of our manga through book trade distributors and wholesalers. If nothing else, though, Tokyopop has assured themselves of even better penetration into bookstores (as though they needed it).


Post a Comment

<< Home