3DS E-book Service With Manga to Launch in Japan

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Librica, an joint e-book initiative by major Japanese publishers and the game developer TOSE, announced on Thursday that it will launch a "Dokodemo Honya-san" service for the Nintendo 3DS portable game system in late October. This first e-book service for the 3DS will center around distributing manga.

The service will begin with at least 100 manga, including those now serializing in manga magazines. Each title will be in the range of 400 to 500 yen (about US$5-6). The service will also offer a periodically published, free magazine and other material. There are also plans to handle light novels and other magazines through the "Dokodemo Honya-san" service.

Kadokawa Shoten, Kodansha, Shueisha, Shogakukan, and other publishers established Librica with TOSE in 2008.

Source: Nikkei via Siliconera

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