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.
- Core distribution functions
- Global presence
- Dominating share
- Industry support
- Exceptional development capabilities
- One-stop service for system and data management and other services
eBook Distribution Business
Contribution to a virtuous cycle of literary creation through support for content creators, publishers, distributors, users, and all other stakeholders.
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)
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)
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
Operation of the globally top-tier MyAnimeList community website focused on Japanese anime and comics
Development of NEXT F girl’s comic label and other next-generation publishing models and imprint businesses
Operation of the manga app MANGA ZERO and the video distribution app ONSTAGE which specialized 2.5-dimensional and voice actors
Digital Publishing Initiatives Japan Co., Ltd.
Conduct of research and develops databases for the purpose of invigorating the publishing industry
ARTRA ENTERTAINMENT Inc.
Provision of digital comic coloring and comic production support services
Operation of Manga Library Z free digital comic distribution service and other eBook distribution businesses
Operation of the Tokyo Manga Reviewers website, which features manga reviews and provides other information related to manga
MEDIA DO International, Inc.
Fulfillment of the MEDIA DO Group’s business mission and expansion of business opportunities for creators on a global scale