8 More Laid off at TokyoPop
Editor Bryce Coleman was among the eight people laid off by TokyoPop last week. Positions were eliminated from around the company.
The other staff cuts were from around the company. The move came in response to the bad economy. “It’s one of the worst selling periods in history,” marketing director Marco Pavia told The Beat. “We’re trying to be responsive to the new realities, and unfortunately some very talented people have been cut.”
In reaction to both a softening booktrade market for manga and the reduced staff size, the 2009 schedule is being retooled with series releases being spread further apart.
He emphasized that “Tokyopop is still in business, and we are still focusing on our core business.”