Digital DC Comics Available for Kindle Users Only? - Page 3
Now that I thought about it, this was probably the reason why the new Kindle Fire is being sold at only $199 a pop and is a worthy competitor towards the iPad and B&N's Nook Color. With all these limitations on certain products, owning a Kindle Fire (and all other models of Kindle) would make sure that you stick with nothing else but with Amazon. In turn, you'll end up paying more with those Amazon Kindle-available only material for the Kindle Fire to be worth the price.
Remember, as a kid, you used to just walk in to your local store with some spare change with you and just simply buy a volume of your favorite comic book series with cash? If each publishing company is successfully persuaded by (online) retail stores such as Amazon in to making exclusive contracts with each other, those cash-supported purchases of those comic books days will eventually be long gone.
We've already read several articles surveying avid readers on their preferences between reading from the printed bound book and reading from an eReader tablet. What Amazon is doing starting with DC Comics is serious bad news for those who don't own eReaders or those who don't like reading eBooks. They will have to save a lot of money to buy an eReader to purchase these Amazon-only exclusive DC Comics titles or any other store-specific publications that they want to get their hands on. I'm stating this because in the very near future, graphics-heavy publications such as comic books may no longer be printed on bound paper, but rather released digitally as an eBook and only available on certain stores exclusively, such as Amazon. We have no choice but to go to this route, unless someone out there comes up with a good plan that would benefit both the customers and these retail stores and not limit availability of digitally-published works to specific contracted stores only.