Kinokuniya’s initial stock order arrived in December shortly after publication and, according to the local Kinokuniya team, have been selling well with only one copy of each book left. A new stock order is being placed, which will ensure continued availability.
Kinokuniya is supporting Red Circle’s international rollout and promotion of its newly launched publishing programme, which was initiated in November last year with the publication of the first three titles in its Red Circle Minis series: Stand-in Companion by Kazufumi Shiraishi; Backlight by Kanji Hanawa; and Tokyo Performance by Roger Pulvers.
Kinokuniya is the largest bookstore chain in Japan with over 80 stores worldwide. It opened its first bookstore outside Japan in San Francisco in 1969 and its first bookshop in Australia in 1996. The chain now has a presence in many locations including Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Taiwan.
- About Red Circle:Red Circle Authors Limited is a specialist publishing and communications company that conducts bespoke projects on behalf of a carefully selected and curated group of leading Japanese authors. Red Circle showcases Japan’s best creative writing. For more information on Red Circle, Japanese literature, and Red Circle authors please visit: www.redcircleauthors.com.