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Crowdsourcing manga licenses

Brigid Alverson writes: "Ed Chavez, the marketing director for manga publisher Vertical, Inc., came into the business from the fan side—he ran one of the first manga podcast blogs, MangaCast, back in the day—and he has shown a knack so far for picking books that get fans excited, like Twin Spica, Peepo Choo, and Chi's Sweet Home. So when Ed gets on Twitter, he's not just touting his company's latest release ("Tell me what you like best about Title X!!"), he is asking people what they want—and sometimes explaining why they can't have it."

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