Our Business

The MEDIA DO Group aspires to popularize written works through distribution in the form of eBooks and other digital content, to make the largest possible contribution to the growth of the entire publishing industry. For this reason, we are developing businesses that support the creation and sale of such works while providing information and services to promote increased readership of these works.

Strengths Cultivated since MEDIA DO’s Foundation

The MEDIA DO Group’s core eBook distribution business has a rare position in the publishing industry as a wholesaler. By capitalizing on this position and on the expertise and cutting-edge technologies amassed thus far, we can provide comprehensive distribution support.

Position
  • Core distribution functions
  • Global presence
  • Dominating share
  • Industry support
Technology
  • Exceptional development capabilities
  • One-stop service for system and data management and other services
Gross transaction value
Gross transaction value
Total managed campaigns (annual)
Gross transaction valueTotal managed campaigns
Domestic eBook distribution market share*
Domestic eBook distribution market share
Ability to conduct transactions
Ability to conduct transactions
Engineer team
Engineer team
The only Asian company
We are the only Asian company to dispatch an employee to serve as co-chair of the Publishing Business Group of the World Wide Web Consortium, an organization promoting the international standardization of Internet technologies.
In-house development of all core systems
These range from eBook distribution platforms to new platforms using blockchain technologies.
* Source: Calculation by the Company based on eBook Marketing Report 2019, Impress Research Institute

eBook Distribution Business

Contribution to a virtuous cycle of literary creation through support for content creators, publishers, distributors, users, and all other stakeholders.

eBook Distribution Business
Functions provided through eBooks wholesale
Process coordination between publishers and eBook distributors ・Individual contract intermediation between publishers and eBook distributors
・Contract digital data verification services for individual eBook distributors
Integrated management of sales,
eBook uploads, and other data
· Coordination of data received from publishers with eBook distributors
· Integrated management of aggregated sales reports (increased accounting efficiency)
· Tracking and provision of information on trends in book sales by eBook distributors (provision of publisher dashboard programs)
Formation of relationships with eBook distributors and sales promotion campaigns · Provision of information on best-selling works to eBook distributors
· Proposal of sales promotion campaigns (price reductions, discounts, etc.) to maximize sales opportunities to eBook distributors (campaign management)
Digital Library

MEDIA DO has formed a strategic business alliance with OverDrive, Inc., of the United States. With this alliance, we provide a platform through which library users can search for, borrow, view, and return eBooks from domestic and overseas publishers allied with either company over the internet.
This digital library service promotes the distribution of wisdom from throughout Japan by removing the physical barriers and usage time and other limitations faced by library users while also reducing the space and operating cost requirements of libraries.

Publisher Support (Picassol、PUBRID、NetGalley)

MEDIA DO provides various services for supporting publishing cultures. Examples of these services include Picassol, which supports efficient document editing and proofreading; PUBRID, which proposes a new form of publishing that better matches diversifying reader needs; and NetGalley, a promotion support solution that links publishers with influential readers.

Other Businesses (Group Companies)

Japan
  • MEDIA DO TECH TOKUSHIMA Co., Ltd.MEDIA DO TECH TOKUSHIMA Co., Ltd.
  • MEDIA DO TECH TOKUSHIMA Co., Ltd.Website

    A joint venture company with major Tokushima-based system integrator TEC INFORMATION CORP. This company is charged with performing various systems development and operation tasks on behalf of the MEDIA DO Group

  • Flier Inc.Flier Inc.
  • Flier Inc.Website

    Provision of the flier content summary service

  • MyAnimeListMyAnimeList
  • MyAnimeList, LLC.Website

    Operation of the globally top-tier MyAnimeList community website focused on Japanese anime and comics

  • JIVE Ltd.Website

    Development of NEXT F girl’s comic label and other next-generation publishing models and imprint businesses

  • Digital Publishing Initiatives Japan Co., Ltd.

    Conduct of research and develops databases for the purpose of invigorating the publishing industry

  • ARTRA ENTERTAINMENT Inc.ARTRA ENTERTAINMENT Inc.
  • ARTRA ENTERTAINMENT Inc.

    Provision of digital comic coloring and comic production support services

  • J-Comic Terrace CorporationJ-Comic Terrace Corporation
  • J-Comic Terrace CorporationWebsite

    Operation of Manga Library Z free digital comic distribution service and other eBook distribution businesses

  • Manga Shinbun Co., Ltd.Manga Shinbun Co., Ltd.
  • Manga Shinbun Co., Ltd.Website

    Operation of the Tokyo Manga Reviewers website, which features manga reviews and provides other information related to manga

Overseas
  • MEDIA DO InternationalMEDIA DO International
  • MEDIA DO International, Inc.

    Fulfillment of the MEDIA DO Group’s business mission and expansion of business opportunities for creators on a global scale