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"The Four Immigrants Manga" - A Musical Drama

Intern Intern - Friday, April 21, 2017

One of our titles, "The Four Immigrants Manga", the first English translation of the groundbreaking 1931 graphic novel, is being adapted into a musical by playwright and composer Min Kahng. It will be playing in Mountain View this summer from July 12 through August 6 – very exciting! Read More


SBP founder Peter Goodman on the future of book publishing

Intern Intern - Monday, April 10, 2017

Stone Bridge Press founder and publishing whiz Peter Goodman attended the IBPA conference in Portland last week as the outgoing IBPA chair. One central point of discussion called for an industry summit to explore ways to improve the retail book-buying environment for consumers and make it more fair for nontraditional publishers. Read More


"The Osamu Tezuka Story" is a Finalist in the 2016 Foreword INDIES Graphic Novel of the Year Award!

Intern Intern - Monday, March 20, 2017

We're honored that "The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime" by Toshio Ban is officially a finalist in the 2016 Foreword INDIES Graphic Novel of the Year Award.   Read More


Giveaway: Understanding China Through Comics vol. 2

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, February 07, 2017

We're giving away 5 copies of Division to Unification in Imperial China: The Three Kingdoms to the Tang Dynasty (220–907) via Goodreads! Explore one of China's more chaotic periods when Chinese culture flourished while civil wars and foreign invasions repeatedly thwarted attempts at unification.  Read More


Giveaway: Kanji Box!

Michael Palmer - Monday, January 23, 2017

We're giving away 5 copies of Kanji Box via Goodreads! Bold, visual, profound, symbolic: Japanese kanji characters communicate powerful graphic messages that look great on skin, walls, stationery, T-shirts, and more.  Read More


Giveaway: 5 more copies of Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Due to the overwhelming number of entrants in last week's giveaway of Homare Endo's Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun, we've decided to give away 5 more copies! Learn about the true story of a young girl's survival during the horrid Siege of Changchun during WWII, an event that the Chinese government will not acknowledge. Read More


Giveaway: Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun by Homare Endo

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, November 29, 2016

This week, in celebration of its recent publication, we are giving away 5 copies of Homare Endo's Japanese Girl at the Siege of ChangchunThe true story of a young girl's survival during the horrid Siege of Changchun during WWII, an event that the Chinese government will not acknowledge.  Read More


Giveaway: A Thousand Cranes: Origami Projects for Peace and Happiness

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, November 15, 2016

This week we are giving away a copy of Florence Temko's A Thousand Cranes: Origami Projects for Peace and HappinessMaking a strand of one thousand origami cranes has become an international movement for peace, happiness, and health.  Read More


Giveaway: Mobile Suite Gundam

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Any Gundam fans? We know you're out there! We're giving away a copy of Mobile Suit Gundam: Awakening, Escalation, Confrontation by Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino. This is the original three volume Gundam novel all in one! If you are already a Goodreads user then good for you! Simply enter below. If not, head over to Goodreads and sign up now for a chance to enter.  Read More


Giveaway: The Osamu Tezuka Story

Michael Palmer - Monday, October 10, 2016

Attention manga, anime and Japanese culture and history fans! We're giving away a copy of the recently published and highly acclaimed manga biography of Osamu Tezuka. If you are already a Goodreads user then good for you! Simply enter below. If not, head over to Goodreads and sign up now for a chance to enter.  Read More


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