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  • February 29, 2012
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That The Oatmeal strip I mentioned a few days ago has stirred up some controversy. A post on TechDirt links to both a rebuttal from Andy Ihnatko decrying the culture of entitlement that leads to people thinking they have a right to download content just because they can’t buy it, and a post by Instapaper’s…

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  • February 22, 2012
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Here’s another one of those webcomics that calls attention to the issue of piracy as service problem. (Note: not really worksafe due to some R-rated language.) Although the strip concerns a television series, anyone who has ever wanted to buy an e-book that is not sold in his particular country or format will recognize the…

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  • February 18, 2012
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From ICv2: ICv2 has released its estimate for the digital comics market in 2011: $25 million.  That’s over triple the sales in the channel in 2010, when ICv2 estimated the digital comics market at $8 million.  That’s a total for the English language market, as sales are not restricted by territory and a significant percentage…

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  • January 26, 2012
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That’s the title of an article in MediaBeat.  Here’s a snippet: Basically, the lack of affordable distribution options for self-published comic books makes it difficult for creators to turn their work into a business. But with over 300,000 self-pubilshed creators expected to begin selling their own comic books and graphic novels in 2012, digital comic…

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  • January 25, 2012
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Publishing Perspectives has an interesting article about comic book piracy in France, focusing on a report by the Paris government’s “Le MOTif” book and writing “observatory”. The third in a series of reports on piracy that began in 2009, Le MOTif zoomed in on comics, as this is the category of books that is pirated…

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  • January 18, 2012
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CNet reports that cartoonist Richard Stevens III has released a free, DRM-free PDF of the first physical book collection of his webcomic Diesel Sweeties. Although the entire strip is archived for free on-line, the e-book represents a PDF conversion of a printed collection which includes a foreword, character information, and edited and recolored artwork taking…

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  • December 21, 2011
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Barnes & Noble announced today that they are taking a leaf from Amazon’s playbook. B&N has just signed its “first direct e-reader channel offering” to carry manga published by Viz Media, one of the leading manga publishers in the US. Nook Color and Nook Tablet owners can now choose from an extensive collection of titles…

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  • December 7, 2011
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From the press release: Liquid Comics, which owns one of the world’s largest comic book libraries based on Indian characters by Indian creators, announced today the launch of Graphic India, a new digital platform to promote comic books in India and showcase young artists and writers in the country. “In the same way Japanese anime and…

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  • November 23, 2011
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How did comic book e-piracy get started? Writer and comic book colorist Glenn Hauman gave his opinion in 2007. It had to do with a comic book story by Kyle Baker, “Letitia Lerner, Superman’s Babysitter,” that was to be published in the Elseworlds 80 Page Giant #1 anthology, but ended up getting the entire book…

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  • November 23, 2011
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How did comic book e-piracy get started? Writer and comic book colorist Glenn Hauman gave his opinion in 2007. It had to do with a comic book story by Kyle Baker, “Letitia Lerner, Superman’s Babysitter,” that was to be published in the Elseworlds 80 Page Giant #1 anthology, but ended up getting the entire book…