Yen Press


Yen Press is dedicated to publishing graphic novels and manga in all formats and for all ages. Our books include the bestselling Maximum Ride by James Patterson and Artist NaRae Lee, Soul Eater by Atsushi Ohkubo, and Black Butler by Yana Toboso. In 2010 Yen will publish a graphic novel adaptation of Twilight, by Stephanie Meyer and illustrated by Young Kim. Yen Press is devoted to publishing a diverse line of books that represents the best in manga and graphic novels from around the world.
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Kurt Hassler
Co-Publishing Director

Kurt Hassler has been in the bookselling industry for sixteen years, six of which as the Graphic Novel buyer for Borders Group Inc., the nation's second-largest retail bookselling chain with approximately 1,200 stores worldwide. Under his direction, the Graphic Novel category has consistently been the fastest growing publishing market segment in the industry, and Hassler facilitated the expansion of the manga market in the states well ahead of his competitors to make Borders Group the preferred destination for the product and accounting for over 50% of the total domestic sales. He has established himself as the uncontested market leader in the Graphic Novel category, is a bestselling manga author, and is widely considered to be the foremost authority on the manga market in the U.S. In 2006 Kurt was named the “#1 Most Powerful Person In American Manga Publishing”.

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