There was something I forgot to make specific note of yesterday in my post about Gia’s Sakura Con coverage; something that I’m going to take a little more time going into today.
The speakers at the TokyoPop panel were asked a question about whether or not they would be changing their Canadian prices on their books to reflect the strength of the Canadian dollar. Their answer was yes (adding on that of course they have no power over books that have already been distributed).
Manga publishers who currently display both American and Canadian prices on their books are Tokyopop/BLU, Viz, Kitty Media, ICE Kunion (absorbed by Yen Press), DelRey and CMX. Will they follow suit?
In the meantime, and in the future with older releases, what are companies and individual sellers doing to insure that what the Canadian consumer pays reflects the strength of our dollar?