DC has announced that they’re partnering up to bring collected editions and their graphic novels exclusively to the new Kindle Fire Tablet Time.
As it turns out, DC Comics will be offering its products to Kindle Fire users directly through Amazon’s Kindle store. What’s more, those products will be of the long demanded “digital trade” variety, i.e. graphic novels and collected editions, as opposed to 20-24-page single issue periodicals. These DC digital products will be available exclusively on the Kindle Fire.
Watchmen and Superman: Earth One are available for pre-order now in the Kindle Store, each priced at $9.99, which is 50 percent less than the print versions. As part of its deal with Amazon, DC will make 100 graphic novels/collected editions available at launch exclusively in the Kindle Store, with more to follow. Those include books from DC’s WildStorm and Vertigo imprints as well as MAD Magazine. and you can check out the full list after the cut.
“We’re thrilled to work with the leader in digital books to bring many of the world’s most beloved and best-selling graphic novels to Kindle readers,” stated Jim Lee, co-publisher of DC Entertainment, in a press release posted to The Source. “We’ve learned from the success of DC Comics — The New 52 that making our graphic novels available whenever and wherever our readers want is critical to the future growth and health of our publishing businesses—both in print and digital format.”
The format that seems most alluring to me for Comics Gone Digital is collected editions. Trade Digital Backs. I have a hard time paying $3.99 for a collection of bits and bytes downloading onto my girlfriend’s iPad. Luddite alert! Contradiction alert! I know. However, I would be interested in buying an entire story arc for $10.