Category Archives: digital comics

Comixology to Offer DRM-free Comics

comixology mobileomixology has just confirmed the rumor I reported yesterday; they are adding an option for DRM-free comics. At the “Ask Me Anything” panel Thursday afternoon, co-founder and CEO David Steinberger confirmed the rumor, saying “We’re excited to make this DRM-free backup option available to our customers and publishers today”. Continue reading

Digital Comics Distributor Madefire Launches on Android

Madefire-iPhone-5-Treatment-Tokyo-Landscape-kw1[1]The digital comic pioneers at Madefire took some time from enjoying Comicon this week to release a new Android app.

This 3-year-old startup has made a name for itself by developing an eye-catching new type of comics called Motion Books, which it had been distributing to the iPad, iPhone, Windows 8, the Xbox, and today Android. Continue reading

US Digital Comics Sales Reached $90 Million in 2013

8015843393_6701ed8039_c[1]The AAP may have reported that the trade ebook market remained flat in 2013, but the digital comics market still saw modest growth.

New estimates from ICV2 and Comichron, two comics industry trade news and data sources, show that the North American comic book market was worth $870 million in 2013. According to PW: Continue reading

Diamond Comics Signs Digital Distribution Deal

DC_ComicsDiamond Comics, which in February shuttered its own digital comics store, announced on Wednesday that they had signed a multi-year agreement for Trajectory to convert comics for digital distribution worldwide.

Diamond will be working with Trajectory to convert comics publishers’s existing titles from PDF to formats compatible with Comixology, the Kindle Store, and other ebook retailers. The conversion will be handled by Trajectory at a facility in Shanghai, and Trajectory will also distribute the titles through its global network of online retailers as well as school and library vendors. Continue reading

Comixology is Giving Away a Free Comic Every Day for the Next 3 Weeks

Still ComiXology-Comics-Apptrying to make peace with the many customers put off by Amazon’s recent changes to the Comixology iOS app, Comixology launched a free comic book promotion yesterday.

Starting Monday, 26 May, Comixology  is giving away a new free digital comic each day. The promotion is going to run 20 days, and if you act fast you can still get Monday’s free comic. The remaining 19 free titles have not been revealed, but we do know that Monday’s freebie is a Batman title, Detective Comics #871: Continue reading