Anime News Network is reporting that Japanese publisher Sueisha will be developing an ebook business for anime in America and other countries. Sueisha will offer manga for mobile phones running Microsoft software. In a longer article the site says that the manga will be free at first, but will move to a fee-based service by next March. The first release will be a free sample of Dragon Ball.
It’s a pity they picked Microsoft as a partner. Windows Mobile is loosing market share rapidly and Android, Apple and Nokia would give them a far larger market.
Thanks to Eugene Woodbury for the links.