Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Reading Young Adult Books On Something That's Not A Kindle?

You can't read everything, then, it turns out. Amazon recently released it's Kindle Fire tablet which, among other features, boasts a color-touch screen, super fast web-browsing, and access to 18 million movies, television shows, and books. Among those are hundreds of graphic novels which, as of late, are now only available with Kindles.

Amazon secured the exclusive digital rights to hundreds of DC Comics, including Batman, Superman, and the Green Lantern. Other e-readers like Nooks and Cybooks will not be able to access the different series. In protest, Barnes & Noble (which sells the Nook) has pulled all the paper copies of the DC Comics. The store said "it would not carry any book if it were denied the right to sell the digital version." Books-a-Million, another large bookseller, took the same action.

The NY Times covered the story. The latest information on the battle confirms that at least the DC Comics graphic novels will be available on the Kindle app through iPads and other sources.

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