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Image integrates its DRM-free comics with Dropbox

image-dropboxImage Comics has partnered with Dropbox to allow customers to download DRM-free titles purchased on the publisher’s website to the cloud-storage service. That means readers with Dropbox accounts will be able to easily view their Image libraries across computers and mobile devices.

“Now, when viewing your comics collection on the Image Website, you’ll see a ‘Save to Dropbox’ button,” Image explained. “Click that, log in to your Dropbox account, and your comics are automatically saved to the folder of your choice.  Once your comics have been saved, you can view them the integrated Dropbox Reader or open in your choice of digital comic reader apps on your iPad, Nexus, Kindle Fire, smartphone, laptop, or any of your digital comics reading devices.”

Image began offering DRM-free downloads in July, selling high-quality PDFs, CBRs, CBZs and ePub formats of new comics through its online storefront, with no restrictions on sharing or copying. It’s the first major U.S. comics publisher to do so.

Dropbox accounts begin with 2GB of storage, but can be expanded to as much as 16GB by referring friends. Pro plans start at $9.99 a month for 100 GB of storage.



Just a note that the IT dept at my office considers Dropbox to be a window through firewalls and discourages its use. While this is a step forward for digital comics, the platform might not be the best one for it.

Simon: That would only be a problem here if you are reading and buying comics at work.

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