hoopla Digital Inks Deal with Celebrated Manga Publisher Kodansha USA Publishing
Digital service for libraries expands manga offering with latest partnership
HOLLAND, Ohio, Oct. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- hoopla Digital, the only all in one media app for public libraries, today announced its new partnership with Kodansha USA Publishing, English-language publisher of some of the world's most recognizable manga properties like Attack on Titan, FAIRY TAIL, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex & more. Library patrons will now have access to a Kodansha manga catalog of more than 1,200 titles on hoopla. The agreement encompasses a deep array of English-translated content from one of the largest manga publishers in Japan and marks an advanced investment in expanding hoopla's manga collection which had a celebrated launch earlier this summer.
"hoopla received a glowing response to the manga experience we developed and launched this year, and we are thrilled to expand the offering with one of the most renowned manga publishers, Kodansha," said hoopla Comics and Graphic Novels Marketing Lead Ray Barry. "When we launched manga, we pledged to continue building the category on our service and this new agreement adds some of the best-known manga titles to our existing offering. With Kodansha, hoopla continues to entrench our position as a home for manga enthusiasts and those who want to explore the category."
The launch of Kodansha's content on hoopla includes a distinct offering of popular series including:
Kodansha titles will be found in hoopla's expansive comics section featuring various other collections of comics, graphic novels, and manga from renowned publishers. Recognizing the significance of the manga experience, hoopla has updated its exclusive ActionView functionality, enabling readers to become fully immersed in the unfolding narrative in the traditional order, right-to-left and back-to-front sequence. hoopla's unique ActionView brings content to life by taking the reader through the story panel-by-panel, allowing them to fully view and appreciate the intricacies of the art and take in the story at their own pace.
hoopla's manga offering from Kodansha will continue to grow, with more titles expected by the end of the year as well as continued new partnerships with other prominent manga publishers.
hoopla offers 24/7 access to borrow, download, and stream more than 1.4 million eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, music albums, television episodes, and more through hoopla BingePass, all with a valid library card from a participating public library. Librarians interested in offering hoopla to patrons should contact 800-875-2785 (US), 866-698-2231 (Canada), or (02) 4732-3480 (Australia and New Zealand).
To access content on hoopla, cardholders of participating libraries can download the free hoopla mobile app on their Android or iOS device or visit?hoopladigital.com. hoopla is in more than 10,000 public libraries across the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, including Chicago Public Library, San Francisco Public Library and Los Angeles Public Library. Visit hoopladigital.com to find out if your library partners with hoopla.
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