Image Comics has just become the first company to reach an official agreement with cloud storage service Dropbox. Customers as of today, are able to download their DRM-free Image digital titles directly into their Dropbox accounts, for easy viewing on devices and computers.
Image announced “Now, when viewing your comics collection on the Image Website, you’ll see a “Save to Dropbox” button. 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.”
This is a bold move for Image Comics to promote accessible reading. Companies like Comixology and VIZ Manga store everything in the cloud and do not allow customers to physically download or backup the content they purchase. This causes issues if a publisher or service goes out of business, you lose access to everything you have ever purchased.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.