Graphicly’s acquisition leaves publisher payments in doubt

By Chris Meadows
June 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

Remember the big kerfuffle over Amazon buying ComiXology? Here’s another reason to be glad about how it worked out, because there are other ways it could have gone. Graphicly, a self-publishing platform for comics (which we’ve mentioned a time or two), was recently acquired by book publisher [...]

Celebrate Free Comic Day with free digital comics

By Chris Meadows
May 3, 2014 // 1 Comment

Well, here it is Free Comic Day. And I’m sure that those of you who run by your local comic shops are finding plenty of free issues to read. But as for those of you not lucky enough to have a comic shop in your area, well, there are still plenty of free digital comics to be had. Image is giving [...]

Comic book shop advocate pushes for windowing of digital comics

By Chris Meadows
May 2, 2014 // 8 Comments

The Southgate, Michigan News-Herald has a story about a local comic book shop owner, Dennis Barger, who has formed a nationwide “Comic Book Retailers Alliance” to advocate for print comic book shops. His rhetoric should sound familiar to anyone who’s watched e-books “kill” print [...]

In wake of Amazon acquisition, ComiXology drops Apple in-app purchases

By Chris Meadows
April 26, 2014 // 6 Comments

Since its recent acquisition by Amazon, people have been wondering what changes Amazon is going to make to the company. The first one came along today: ComiXology is retiring its old iPhone and iPad e-comic applications, and releasing new ones that remove the ability to buy comics as in-app [...]

Amazon to purchase ComiXology e-comic-book store

By Chris Meadows
April 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Looks like the Big Bad Amazon Wolf has just gulped down another hefty meal. Two weeks after rumors started going around (as noticed by Nate Hoffelder at the Digital Reader), Amazon has announced it will be acquiring ComiXology, the e-comic-book store that carries titles from Marvel, DC, Image, and [...]

Morning Roundup: Lawsuits, digital apps and distributions pacts

By Joanna Cabot
July 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

Comixology and Scholastic Sign New Distribution Pact (The Digital Reader) No, they didn’t invent a practical Iron Man suit, but comiXology did just sign a new distribution agreement with Scholastic, the leading children’s and academic publisher. * * * Harper’s Magazine Embracing Digital [...]

7 Must-Have Apps For Your New Nook HD

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
May 12, 2013 // 5 Comments

If you’ve taken advantage of the great sale on the Nook HD (ending today), or if you’ve had one for awhile and recently upgraded to add the Google Play Store, you might be wondering what apps to add. Here’s my list of must-have apps, not available in the Nook App store. 1. Feedly [...]

ComiXology’s Marvel #1 Promotion Works Like a Charm

By Jeremy Hill
April 13, 2013 // 1 Comment

As promised, ComiXology began sending out emails with personalized links to individuals who asked to be notified about the continuation of the Marvel #1 promotion. The email contains a link that can only be accessed from the email address it was sent to. The recipient has 48 hours to claim their [...]

Marvel 'first issues' promotion back on April 11. Sign up now!

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
April 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

Remember last month when Marvel was offering over 700 issues #1 for free? And we all crashed their servers? Well, the promotion is back. If you signed up to be notified when it was available, you probably received an email today. (Check your spam folder if you didn’t get it.) Or just click [...]

Updated: Marvel offers over 700 Issue #1 comics, if you can get them

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
March 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

As part of their SXSW2013 celebration, Marvel is offering over 700 first issue digital comics, for free. Yes, this includes X-Men, Avengers, Spider-Man and other popular characters. You can “buy” them from either Marvel’s Digital Comic store or through Comixology. Proof that this [...]

Indie comic book creators get a new digital outlet from ComiXology

By Susan Lulgjuraj
March 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

Independent comic book creators will get a new outlet for their creations. Earlier today, ComiXology announced the launch of ComiXology Submit, where comic book and graphic novel creators can upload their files for free. ComiXology will then transform the files to be read on its platform, which [...]

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