Los Angeles, CA (November 7, 2007) - Boysenberry Books, the boys' love branch of Broccoli Books, is proud to announce that they have acquired the license and publishing rights for Cigarette Kisses by Nase Yamato.
Originally known in Japan as Kuchibiru no Yukue, Cigarette Kisses is a standalone boys' love graphic novel that is filled with intense drama within a steamy love triangle.
Los Angeles, CA (November 7, 2007) – Boysenberry Books, the new boys' love imprint from Broccoli Books, has a new website, http://www.boysenberrybooks.com, launching today. The website will contain constant updates about upcoming boys love titles. Also contained within the site is information on released books and their authors.
"This launch reflects on the popularity of boys' love within the manga industry. After attending Yaoi Con, we have reconfirmed that boys' love is a permanent genre in North America," states Shizuki Yamashita, Director of Operations of Broccoli International and managing editor of Boysenberry Books. "We wanted to create a place so our fans can have an easily accessible way of getting information about our boys' love titles."
Also mentioned was a possible cooperation with Aurora Publishing at Yaoi-Con:
Los Angeles, CA (February 21, 2007) - Broccoli Books has announced their boys love imprint name, Boysenberry Books, and will launch it with three titles. Delivery Cupid, Pet on Duty, and Sex Friend will be released starting in summer 2007. The website for Boysenberry Books, boysenberrybooks.com will launch in March 2007.
"We are excited to add a new boys love imprint to Broccoli Books," says Broccoli Books publisher Kaname Tezuka. "We selected the name Boysenberry from fan entries, and the Japanese boys love publishers were equally delighted with the sweet and tangy implications of Boysenberry and how it matches the concept of boys love."