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New adventures in publishing! We've launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the Math Girls comic so that we can afford offset printing that retains the color pages. Lots of cool bonuses, so please take a minute to check it out!
Described as "like Glee for math nerds", this is a translation of the bestselling Japanese manga, based on the novel of the same name.
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We've announced our first Math Girls contest! Teach some good math, win a Mathematica license! Details on our website.
Exciting news from Bento Books! With the generous sponsorship of Wolfram Research, we’re announcing a writing contest with Mathematica 8 licenses going to the winners! Is there some topic from the fun...
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Bento Books and Math Girls got a shout-out from Kotaku!
If you've played Final Fantasy in English, you know translator Alexander Smith's work. His latest? Smith started a digital book publisher, Bento Books, which is releasing its first title:
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Ah, Japan, continuing to amaze me. A light romance novel, in its 18th printing... about math, requiring roughly a sophomore level of college math to read.

I'll admit that I got hooked after the sample chapter (http://bentobooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Math-Girls-Sample.pdf ) and had to order it :-)
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Math Girls got a mention from the Chronicle of Higher Education / Casting Out Nines math blog!
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We've also created a Math Girls page for items related to that title (though there may be some duplication for a time...)
Math isn't hard... Love is.
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Video review of Math Girls from real-life "math girls" Joanne Manaster and her daughter!
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This is the cutest thing I have seen all week. Something about the earnest TeX typeset equations interspersed with little snippets of Japanese high school life is just super warm and fuzzy. Less than three indeed.
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From the article "... mathematics-themed young adult novel (!) by Japanese author Hiroshi Yuki. Math Girls combines “the rigor of a mathematics text with the drama of teenage romance.


I’d never heard of Math Girls before I saw that press release, but apparently it’s a cultural phenomenon in Japan, where it’s gone through eighteen printings, three sequels, comic book adaptations, and fan-created music videos. (video link in article) You should watch it, just because it’s the only Japanese pop video you will ever see that features a generating function.)

Bento Books describes the novel:
Math Girls introduces readers to a wide range of subjects, from the Fibonacci series and prime numbers, to more advanced topics like generating functions, integer partitions, and Taylor expansions. Also covered are fundamentals of higher math, such as how to name variables, strategies for tackling complex problems, and the importance of precision in mathematical language. Alongside this heady content is the story of the book’s narrator, one vertex in a love triangle with the “math girls,” the brilliant Miruka and the determined Tetra."

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We've released Math Girls! Follow the link to see current purchasing options (online via Create Space, or as an iPad app in the App Store). Coming soon: amazon.com, bn.com, and more.
We're thrilled to announce that Hiroshi Yuki's Math Girls is now on sale! We're still calling this a "Fibonacci day" release, but due to huge demand from the country of the book's birth we timed the r...
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We've announced the release date for Math Girls! The book will be available for purchase on our CreateSpace page (https://www.createspace.com/3675372) starting on Fibonacci Day, 11/23. The book will become available on amazon.com, bn.com, and other online sellers over the next couple of weeks following the release date. More details at the link below.
Things are wrapping up, and we're in the final stages of getting Math Girls ready to print. We're now confident enough of completion dates to announce that Math Girls will go on sale on Fibonacci Day ...
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