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Manga Bargains, Yaoi Not Actually

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Though it’s already been covered at a variety of sites already, never hurts to spread the word, right? Aurora Publishing has sent out e-mails outlining some financial difficulties that have them cutting prices on their books to sell off some old stock. By contacting them directly at e-tung@aurora-publishing.com, you can purchase any of their titles prior to January 2009 for $4/US a book and anything more recent than that for $8/US a book. Snow has some recommendations as well as shipping cost information (for American customers at least), and Kris shares her thoughts on the tone of the e-mail itself.

 Also on the note of good bargains, the online store BookCloseOuts is currently selling all their Tokyopop backstock for a mere .99 cents a piece. A great way to cheaply grab some of their older series and even a few of their newer releases (such as Tactics volumes 1-5).

Yaoi Press is excited to announce that one of their artists, Rhea Silvan will be attending as a guest at 2009’s Anime Central convention. They’re also now offering their KOSEN’s Yaoi playing cards as rewards for purchasing through their all-yaoi online store, EverythingYaoi, which has lots of boys’ love stuff currently on sale. They’ve also begun posting amusing weekly strips that parody scenes from their books, a feature they’re calling Yaoi Not Actually.

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Lissa Pattillo is the owner and editor of Kuriousity.ca. Residing in Halifax, Nova Scotia she takes great joy in collecting all manners of manga genres, regretting that there's never enough time in the day to review or share them all. Along with reviews, Lissa is responsible for all the news postings to the website and works full time as a web and graphic designer.



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5 Responses

  1. Yaoi Press says:

    That deal on Bookcloseouts.com –

    if you order $64 or more enter the coupon code:

    DealGuild-10

    with the password: bookcloseouts.com

    to get another $10 off. If you order $35 or more change the coupon code to: magic

    with the password:

    bookcloseouts.com

    to get another $5 off.

  2. cinder12 (Floretta) says:

    Has this information about Aurora's publishing issues been posted to any of the forums?

  3. Lissa says:

    Thanks for sharing, YP :) No complaints to more money-off!

    @cinder12 I don't go on a lot of forums so I wouldn't know where it is or isn't posted. But I'm sure Aurora would appreciate the word being spread to fans further.

  4. cinder12 (Floretta) says:

    I think so too. Since whenever I browse sites for yaoi info, I check out the Kuriosity site, I'd be more then willing to share the info at other sites and yaoi forums. Of course I will link back to your site. Actually, I appreciate your heads up. I'd hate to see Aurora close. They have been one of the more reliable companies and I really like a lot of their licensed/released titles.

  5. With regards to BookCloseOuts, bear in mind you get what you pay for. They only sell publisher returned stock, and the quality can be pretty abysmal at times.

    Yes it's a good sale, but be prepared to have some very bad books. I bought a load from them and found some of my books had pages missing. Some stores rip out returned stock and sadly BookCloseOuts don't check the stock for this.

    That said it's not a bad deal

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