When Apple iBooks launched in Japan last year the only way to get ebooks free was if they were public domain content. Since it’s not always riveting material, customers had to turn to Amazon or Kobo in order to get good content. Today, Apple has rolled out a new update that brings thousands of new books available for purchase, including fiction, manga, light novels, and more. There is also a number of changes to render complex Japanese characters and new EPUB3 enhancements to better present comic books and manga.
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