“As the magazine industry changes and old models are eclipsed by new, so, too, must YEN PLUS change, and it is with that in mind that I can announce officially that the July 2010 issue of YEN PLUS will be its last in print.
“Now before you despair too much, take a deep breath and focus on those last two words: ‘in print.’ Yes, the print magazine will be no more, but YEN PLUS will live on as an online manga anthology! As such, it will have the ability to reach more readers than ever before while giving those same readers an option to peruse manga (and maybe some light novels?) legitimately online.”
More details are to come, obviously, but it’s certainly an interesting development. In my opinion, the more digital anthologies, the better.
Update: Gia (Anime Vice) Manry gets some more details from Yen Press co-founder Kurt Hassler.