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12:19 pm, Feb 19 2011
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You tried them before? How do you like them?

Question: Manga E-books
Choices:
I buy them and like them - votes: 324 (3.1%)
I've bought them but don't like them - votes: 114 (1.1%)
I'm interested, but I haven't bought any yet - votes: 3614 (35.1%)
I'm not interested at all - votes: 3530 (34.3%)
What's an e-book? - votes: 2716 (26.4%)
There were 10298 total votes.
The poll ended: February 26th 2011

Last edited by lambchopsil at 3:19 am, Feb 26 2011

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12:43 pm, Feb 19 2011
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I have a Kindle and i've tried buying manga through amazon to read on it... I dislike the way i had to either buy it through Amazon (mainly because they only have the licensed mainstream manga and yaoi), or download and convert it yourself. However it sure does feel nice to read manga on something else than a LCD screen and then it's PORTABLE biggrin But for the time being i am going to stick to my pc and the mangafox app on ipod. bigrazz

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12:56 pm, Feb 19 2011
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I tried it before, but I prefer reading it for free.

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1:08 pm, Feb 19 2011
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Not interested

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1:25 pm, Feb 19 2011
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I'd prefer to have a physical copy of manga rather than read it on my computer/other electronic device.
However, if there is a manga that I like with limited availability (only on e-book), then I may consider it, but I am usually disinterested.

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1:56 pm, Feb 19 2011
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Don't care for 'em.

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2:16 pm, Feb 19 2011
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I read a yaoi ebook....it was kind of...shitty to be honest. Mangaka should stick to translating the story through pictures and not writting....no offense to any yaoi ebook fans.

And ebook is expensive to buy anywhere...I just torrent or dl....my justification is that knowledge should be free, except university and professional training programs.

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3:02 pm, Feb 19 2011
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I'm not interested.

Mainly because the format still needs work as do the readers you read them on. Format wise, it would have to be DRM free and available to download/convert into another format easily and in exactly the same layout as the original but then there are issues with how large the pages should be. Are they sufficient enough quality for a 6 inch device, would the quality suffer if it got used on a 10 inch tablet etc? On my Sony PRS-505, some comics turn out well especially those with few words, but the ones with a lot of text would be unreadable on such a device. I'm not going to fork out money if I can't read it.

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3:21 pm, Feb 19 2011
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there are e-books like that? even if i like the pics either big or in paper format. e-book would be to small

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3:48 pm, Feb 19 2011
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I like E-books, but I never knew there were manga E-books...

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And ebook is expensive to buy anywhere...I just torrent or dl....my justification is that knowledge should be free, except university and professional training programs.


I think it should be the other way around... University / professional training programs should be free to a certain extent, and you should have to pay for the e books... Since you usually don't learn very many things from manga. But yeah they're way overpriced.

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I think it should be the other way around... University / professional training programs should be free to a certain extent, and you should have to pay for the e books... Since you usually don't learn very many things from manga. But yeah they're way overpriced


Well university is taught by professors and professionals. They spent their time on students and they should get paid. Along with the equipments and the facilities and resources that must be compensated through tuition. Whereas ebooks are just knowledge, hell you can go to the library and borrow that book, scan it into your computer for free. So why must I pay for ebooks? Especially since there's no physical form. I can get one copy and make infinite amount of it.

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4:32 pm, Feb 19 2011
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I've never tried it and I probably won't try it any time soon.

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4:40 pm, Feb 19 2011
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I've never heard of it...and I'm not really that interested to hear about them either...

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5:27 pm, Feb 19 2011
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I don't really like ebooks in general; so, why would I like a manga ebook.

"I'm not interested at all."

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5:55 pm, Feb 19 2011
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i know e-books
never know manga e-books

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