Erica Friedman, yuri manga publisher, has posted an open letter to the New York Times:
I am increasingly concerned about the obvious bias against manga in your bestseller lists. I have no idea who writes the synopses, but it is apparent to all of us in the manga world that that person *does not like manga.*
I’ve noticed some discrepancy myself in how the writeups plugging the bestseller lists (which come in hardcover, softcover, and manga versions, so the American titles show up separately) tend to point out and talk about the American comics but not the manga. I put it down to the writer having more traditional comic interests, but I do think it is fair to ask for equivalent levels of coverage. Even if it means getting help from someone who knows and cares about manga. What do you think?