Monthly ReportINVESTOR RELATIONS

We would like to announce the following "Monthly Distribution Growth Rates" (same month-over-month previous year ) in the eBook distribution business*1 for the fiscal year ending February 2024.

This disclosure is provided to shareholders, investors, and other stakeholders as part of our efforts to provide information related to the eBook market environment to assist them in making investment decisions.
All "Monthly Distribution Growth Rates" used in this release are calculated based on preliminary figures of total sales (distribution value) of eBooks purchased during the period at our partner eBook retailers (excluding some eBook retailers), which are linked to our database on a daily basis.

Please note that while net sales in the eBook distribution business tend to be linked with the figures in this disclosure, they do not equal our monthly sales growth rate.

FY2023 Monthly distribution growth rate (same month-over-month previous year)*2
Unit:%
Y/M 23/3 23/4 23/5 23/6 23/7 23/8 23/9 23/10 23/11 23/12 24/1 24/2
Comics 108.7 108.0 100.5 107.7 104.0 104.4 104.7 105.4 107.3 102.5 105.8 -
VSC*3 - N/M N/M N/M N/M N/M N/M N/M N/M N/M N/M -
Photo Books 110.2 113.6 102.6 108.7 99.9 102.4 108.4 118.4 102.1 96.7 100.9 -
Books 96.9 96.3 96.2 98.9 81.3 90.9 86.3 95.0 96.9 103.8 98.3 -
Magazine 117.7 103.3 87.3 78.9 85.9 102.2 99.1 106.4 100.0 99.4 96.4 -
Total 107.4 106.9 100.4 106.9 101.0 103.0 102.8 104.0 105.7 102.7 105.1 -

*1 Our business segment "eBook distribution business" includes eBook intermediary business as well as our own e-Bookstore and MEDIA DO TECH TOKUSHIMA business.
*2 Monthly distribution growth rate excludes figures for LINE Digital Frontier Corporation (LINE Manga), to which back-end operations were transferred.
*3 VSC (= Vertical Scrolling Comic) will be distributed after April 2022.