While there’s no question that the ongoing Twitter saga is the biggest digital disruption in the news lately, there are a few more comics-adjacent stories that are worth checking in on.Publishers Weekly reports, although they will continue to carry some titles in their Kindle Unlimited service. This change does not affect comics, but it’s a reminder that digital availability of periodicals can change in the blink of an eye. The change is one of several that Amazon has made recently, following its annual assessment of the different parts of its business. As PW notes, the pandemic bonanza is over for Amazon, and the company is looking to cut costs wherever it can (see “Amazon Laying Off 10,000 Employees”). European Union, Publishers, Launch ‘Europe Comics’”). Users will still be able to access their books after the store closes down, but the publishers’ catalogues will no longer be available in English, with two exceptions: Europe Comics and Cinebook, which will have a section in the French-language store for English-language comics. 'Chainsaw Man' Part 2 Begins Digitally"). The VIZ folks also couldn’t resist trying to sugar-coat the news; their e-mail to subscribers said “Our updated price reflects our commitment to continue bringing you the best manga straight from Japan.” This is the first price increase since the service launched in 2018. Kadokawa to Launch English Digital Retailer").
Plus: Izneo Shuts Down English-Language Store, 'Shonen Jump' Hikes Price
Posted by Brigid Alverson on December 16, 2022 @ 3:10 pm CT
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