Just got the new DX - finally an e-reader for manga and comic strips!

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Just got the new DX - finally an e-reader for manga and comic strips!

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1Helcura
aug 4, 2010, 4:23pm

I recently got the new DX, and I'm in heaven because I can finally read manga and comic strip books on the Kindle.

One of the problems with manga is that they take up so much room on the bookshelf (20 volumes for one story is not unusual). I've been longing for an e-reader that could handle them for ages.

The DX screen size is roughly the same size as a manga paperback, and the detail is sufficient to handle both the art and the text.

My only complaint now is that there aren't very many manga in e-book format, but hopefully they will start showing up.

For comic strip books, turning the DX to the side for the landscape view makes it really easy to read them, although they are fine in portrait layout as well.

Add in the collections feature, and I'm a very happy reader.

How have the new Kindles been for others?

2garrybuck
aug 10, 2010, 1:15pm

Have you looked at wowio.com? They have a lot of comics and graphic novels.

3Helcura
aug 10, 2010, 2:26pm

I haven't tried them on the Kindle yet. I wondered if the advertising modifications to the PDF would prevent the Kindle from reading the file. I expect I'll give them a go this weekend, unless anyone else has already tried it.

4garrybuck
aug 11, 2010, 3:51pm

Wowio books are just plain old PDF files. There's no DRM encryption or anything.

They have some free books available, try them and see if they work on your DX.

5Helcura
aug 11, 2010, 3:55pm

Yes, I checked them out. They've changed a bit since I last used them. They used to be sponsored by various companies and had active advertising in them, but they don't do that anymore.

I'm going to put some on my DX this weekend and see how they read.

6garrybuck
aug 11, 2010, 9:37pm

Yeah, that was back 'in the day' when they were free. Now that they've started charging for them, there's no more advertising.

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