The new bookstore for the iPad (see “Is iPad a Gamechanger?”) will include comics and graphic novels as one of 20 “top-level” categories, according to the blog on AppSlice, a new tool for browsing and finding apps.  Manga will be included as a sub-category within the comics and graphic novel category, along with others.  The 20 top-level categories will include around 150 sub-categories over-all. 


This represents a significant improvement in the merchandising of digital comics as compared to the current sales through Apple’s app store, which will make comics easier to find for readers using the new device.