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Archive for ‘September, 2011’
This week Amazon announced the debut of it’s new ereader “Fire”. Amazon now adds color to it’s tablet lineup including lower prices across the board for Kindle devices. When you combine low prices and the reliability of Amazon digital distribution services this makes for a viable alternative to the more expensive iPad. According to Heidi MacDonald of the Beat, this should be exciting news for comic fans because comic apps will be included on the new Android based tablet. This also adds another market for comic creators because of it’s self-publishing potential.
What remains to be seen is how comic strips and webcomics will adapt to this new marketplace. With the majority of webcomics being site based, will new and inventive ways emerge that take advantage of this new technology? It’s true that any webcomic is always accessible through a web browser but does the multitude of apps and sites screaming for a user’s attention keep them from reading a webcomic on their mobile device? How can webcomics break through the noise? Discuss…