the links on the right to determine whether your books are now listed
in the JPGS (Japan) database and in Amazon.com and Amazon.co.jp.
Japan Publications Guide Service (JPGS)
Information for Publishers
do we do? The simple, short, uncomplicated
explanation is that JPGS collects information on publications (books
and periodicals) that are published in/on Japan or East Asia in English
or English plus one or more other languages. Our emphasis is on paper, Japan and recent
publications, but within the limits of our time and ability, we
include internet based online publications, old titles that are
hard to find, and titles from/on all East Asian Countries ... from
Far East and Mongolia, to Myanmar and East Timor to the multitude of
Pacific Island territories.
Hawaii, New Zealand/Australia and
Bangladesh/India are outside the area of interest of JPGS. So, a book
published in Australia on Sri Lanka would not be listed by JPGS, but a
book published in Australia on Japanese Sumo would be listed.
we can do for you! We can list your title(s)
as long as they are in English (all or partly) and are published
in or on Japan or East Asia.
you will need to do to list your publications! The
fastest and best way to be listed by JPGS would be for you to send a
single no-charge copy of your publication(s) to JPGS along with your
publicity material and catalog. You will find our mailing address at
the end of
this page. An actual copy of each publication is much preferred and
will generally result in a more complete listing.
We cannot return publications that you send to
If we do not get the
publication itself, we can work from catalogs, spreadsheets, online
third party sources. Info supplied as a spreadsheet file or
delimited text file is very welcomed especially if your list is long.
we cannot do. As a general rule we do not publish,
recommend, review, or translate publications. We have associates and
friends in Japan who do all of these things and will be happy to pass
on any such requests to them.
for listing. Aside from your postage expenses in
sending information to JPGS, there is no charge or other cost. Basic
JPGS listing is free whether you are listing one book or a
Listing. In a hurry? Send complete info by email to
fuyu2005[at]jpgsonline.com. We will respond within 24 hours accepting
(or rejecting) your request. If accepting we will tell you how to pay
(usually by PayPal). The charge is $20.00 (one book/publication),
$10.00 (for 2nd item ordered at the same time), $7.00 (for 3rd, and
each following ordered
advertising. Other than Express Listing, JPGS
currently does not accept enhanced
listing or advertising. Please contact us if you have a proposal.
happens to the magazines you receive for listing?
After a periodical is listed, it is usually trashed, kept, or passed on
to someone who may be interested.
If practical it will
be passed to kk imcbook for listing and possible
happens to the books you receive for listing? Books
listed are held for display at one or two exhibitions. They may then be
given away, lost, trashed, or sold to recover part of our costs.
you help us to sell our books? As
stated above JPGS
does not sell anything. Our associates kk imcbook
do sell a wide variety of publications in and outside Japan. They can
sometimes help publishers and authors. However, it is important to
understand that kk imcbook
is not an ultimate customer. They will only buy books for which there
is a measureable market and then they will only buy the quantity they
are sure they can sell. The advantage of kk imcbook
is that they are often more willing to listen to small English
publishers than are many of the large distributors and retailers in
See website here.
address and contact details. If you
us in the past, please note that as of Jun 2009 there have been
changes. The old PO Box addresses are no longer
The mailing best address for non-urgent sample copies, catalogs, price
lists, announcements, and similar is:
Tsukubashi Ibarakiken 305-0035
or email to
More address info will be found here. http://imcbook.net/address.htm.
It is usually up-to-date.
(Email addresses are changed from time to
time to avoid those who send mindless email. If you try to contact us
and the address fails, check our website for a newer email
address.) You may have to verify that you are a human before your
email will be delivered.
& East Asia
1,000s of English publications from or on