A bit OT, but for those of you that regularly buy books from these guys is there a way to back up your stuff like you can with an eBook?
I'm looking at their TOS and it seems to me that if they lose their deal with a publisher then you could be out of luck as far as reading stuff you've paid for (bolds are mine)...
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With stuff from 2000AD
you get a PDF and CBZ copy which means you'll have access even if the publisher or distributor go under. Any way to get stuff from other publishers that way?
I've stayed away from digital comics except for freebies so far because there doesn't appear to be a way to ensure I'll have access to my content in the future if I want to re-read something (also I think a lot of prices are too high, but that's a different issue).