Having just entitled a post “WTF Friday,” it was tempting to name this “The REAL WTF Friday.” And as I find I have little stomach for reporting this news, I’ll do it as simply as possible.
Reported by Heidi McDonald at The Beat this afternoon: End of an era: Tokyopop shutting down US publishing division
The news was confirmed by ANN.
There will surely be a great many opinion posts & essays in the wake of this, and probably more news as well. I’ll plan to add particularly worthwhile links here. Expect a more thorough news post later on from Kate.
Readers, thoughts on this unpleasant development?
ETA: Michelle Smith, level-headed as always, takes a look at what books we might hope to see through the end of May.
ETA 2: Brigid Alverson asks an important question about OEL creators’ rights at Robot 6.