Tokyo, August 26, 2011 - NEC BIGLOBE, Ltd. (BIGLOBE), one of Japan's leading internet service providers, announced today that its Android(TM)-based bookstore application, SUGOI BOOKS, will now carry a wide range of major series from IDW PUBLISHING, the award-winning comic and graphic novel publisher.
SUGOI BOOKS will begin releasing popular IDW titles listed below from August 26, 2011. In celebration of this partnership, SUGOI BOOKS and IDW will offer the first issue of each series absolutely free of charge for the limited period of time. Regular chapter purchases will range in price from $.99 to $1.99.
SUGOI BOOKS aims to expand its IDW comic library to as many as 1,000 volumes by the end of this year.
SUGOI BOOKS IDW Launching titles
- Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft
- Doctor Who: Agent Provocateur
- Doctor Who: The Forgotten
- True Blood: Tainted Love
SUGOI BOOKS Summary
About IDW Publishing, Inc.
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro's The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount's Star Trek; HBO's True Blood; the BBC's Doctor Who; Toho's Godzilla; Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.
IDW's original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.
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