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Old 05-17-2010, 02:04 PM   #1
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e-book availability -comics

When I was a kid I used to read Peanuts cartoons in paper back form. Those book formats would be great on Kobo even as PDF files. But, nowa days I only ever see this type of cartoons in very large book formats.

Have any of you seen comic collections in paper back format available in ebook format?

My kid's manga all seems to be available like this. She wants to be able to buy Manga online and read it on my Kobo. (But, I think that if that happens I will have to get a second Kobo.)
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:38 PM   #2
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Kobo directly mentions reading manga on the device in their product pages. Only manga I've been able to find for it those is a few girly titles on the Toronto Public Library site. Would be interested to find more...
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Kobo directly mentions reading manga on the device in their product pages. Only manga I've been able to find for it those is a few girly titles on the Toronto Public Library site. Would be interested to find more...
I'll check it out. Girly Manga is good for my kid. She is 14.
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:58 PM   #4
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I've seen the complete collection in cbr format, not sure if the kobo can read these though

http://www.ioffer.com/c/Comics-10034...d.....I've never bought here and I've no idea if he's legit.
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Old 05-18-2010, 04:14 PM   #5
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I've seen the complete collection in cbr format, not sure if the kobo can read these though

http://www.ioffer.com/c/Comics-10034...d.....I've never bought here and I've no idea if he's legit.
broken link?

"Sorry, no items were found containing: comic dvd.....I've"
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Old 05-18-2010, 04:44 PM   #6
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... Only manga I've been able to find for it those is a few girly titles on the Toronto Public Library site. ...
Got a link? I did not see anything at all (manga wise) at the TPL web site.
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:02 PM   #7
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http://www.ioffer.com/c/Comics-1003461/comic+dvd I think this is the lin the poster was trying for, they inadvertantly got the ....I've linked in which is why it didn't work. I removed that from the end of the link and it worked fine.
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oops, guess I should have checked the link after posting....my bad.....but yeah, there's stuff like that all over
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Got a link? I did not see anything at all (manga wise) at the TPL web site.
You have to go to TPL's OverDrive site if you hadn't already figured that out. OverDrive is horribly organized and difficult to wade through however. I stumbled upon them when one of the books was listed in a new collection list, but I can't find it there anymore.

There isn't a ton on there, but easiest way to get to what I know is there is to do an Advanced Search. Filter by:
  • Format = "Adobe PDF eBook"
  • Publisher = "TOKYOPOP"
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There are also tools to convert CBR and CBZ files to ePUB and PDF. Check the wiki.

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I could be wrong, but I think the discs offered on iOffer are just compilations of pirated material from the darknet.
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I could be wrong, but I think the discs offered on iOffer are just compilations of pirated material from the darknet.
Hmm, good point. Comics are under the same copyright laws as books. If they are copyrighted then it would be illegal to use them.

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Old 05-21-2010, 02:30 PM   #13
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All that aside, I have attempted to put several different comics onto my kobo and they all seem to have size issuses with the Kobo screen. Sigh.

Has anyone tried converting a Kindal comic ebook to epub?
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Old 05-21-2010, 02:31 PM   #14
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All that aside, I have attempted to put several different comics onto my kobo and they all seem to have size issuses with the Kobo screen. Sigh.

Has anyone tried converting a Kindal comic ebook to epub?
Maybe if the Kobo could display an epub in landscap mode?
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This won't help with screen size issues, but calibre can convert cbz to ePub, and in my experience it's done a very nice job. The 50MB cbz file became a 13MB ePub, probably because of the change to greyscale and shrinking the pictures to fit the screen. Nothing's cut off, and it looks great. As was mentioned, though, comic books (as opposed to manga) are usually in a larger format, and I imagine the writing would be difficult to read. You might as well give it a shot though. I imagine I will eventually.
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