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Comic Book Companies Fear Digital Books

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Comic book publishers are worried about the future of comics when the action-packed pages finally hit Kindle and other digital readers. While the Kindle screen doesn’t currently support color, a number of digital comic book readers have hit the iPhone, including the currently popular PullLists (pictured above).

If the prophesized larger-screen iPod Touch arrives in stores, the industry would have to contend with these new kinds of readers. Are you reading comics on your iPhone? What applications do you use?

Newsarama puts it in blunt terms: “Could Kindle Kill Comics?John Cunningham, DC Comics’ VP of Advertising explained in that article: “[Comic books are] a business that is very low margin and very low print run, so if 10 percent of the readers migrate to an e-device, that is going to throw off the economics for 60 percent of the books that are published in this country, and that’s probably a low guess.” (Via PW)

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