Publishers Find Growth in Comics

The New York Times reports after years of lagging growth, book publishers are in a mood to try just about anything. That is why top executives from several of the biggest New York publishing companies headed west late last year.
After being sold mainly in comic-book shops, manga now has shelf space dedicated to it in most large bookstores, including all the national chains. The genre has become so popular that last month, a syndicated manga strip began running in the Sunday funny pages of about 30 American newspapers.