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Subj: Re: Kindle Komix - good idea?
Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 at 05:17:24 am EDT (Viewed 87 times)
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Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 at 02:21:50 am EDT (Viewed 116 times)

    2. The Kindle isn't that popular in terms of sales. You are talking about such a small percentage of the population that has one. It's not as popular as an iphone with sales of 1M. Then you also have to think about how many current comic fans have a kindle? I'm guessing the two groups of kindle users and comic readers don't have much overlap.

If not for the next two items, I might have said there was hope for better sales in the future.

    3. The Kindle isn't in color, and won't be for many years.

Oh, that sucks.

    4. The Kindle has it's own file formats, that no other system uses...

That sucks too. Yeesh. Never mind. Too bad, though, because the Kindle apparently solves the biggest barrier to entry into digital comics, for me: computer screens bother my eyes after about ten minutes.

    Now, I would encourage Marvel to make leaps into digital comics, but I would look at alternate avenues instead of the Kindle. The biggest platform would just be computers. There is speculation that the iphone will come out in a 10 inch screen, and if so, that would be a great thing to put comics on.

Hmm. Maybe. But it will only work for me (as a reading device) if the screen is eye-friendly.

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