There's an old adage in economics that a period of consolidation usually follows a period of rapid expansion. No one would argue that digital publishing just went through a 7 year period with many new startups launched, and after today I think it is clear the industry is entering a period of consolidation. Continue reading
The Digital comics distributor Graphic.ly released an Android app today. This app brings access to the more than 150 publishers distributed by Graphic.ly, including Archaia Entertainment, Archie Comics and BOOM! Studios.
Graphic.ly is a little late to the party; ComiXology had their Android app out in December. The app is available in the Marketplace and direct from Graphic.ly. It requires Android v2.1.
From the press release: Continue reading
From the press release:
Graphic.ly, the digital media platform for comic books and communities, announces a new application for Windows 7-based devices, as well as improvements to its online comics store that will make it easier for people to start and participate in conversations about new and popular titles. The Windows 7 app is optimized for touch interfaces to take advantage the upcoming Windows-based tablets.
Graphic.ly becomes the first of a new breed of comic apps that is available on Windows 7-based devices, following its launch of a desktop AIR and iPhone application. The company plans to launch apps for mobile platforms, such as the iPad, Android and Windows Phone 7, and a web application throughout the year. In addition, the store will get new features and a layout that will highlight fresh and popular titles in the comics store, as well as friend-recommended titles for people to share and discover new content.