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Amazon to Acquire ComiXology

April 10th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, Comics, comiXology, digital comics, ebookstore news → 10 Comments

ComingComiXology-Comics-App nearly 2 weeks after rumors broke about the deal, Amazon announced today that they were acquiring the leading digital comics distributor comiXology.

In one fell swoop Amazon has bought a strong position in yet another digital market.
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Single Issue Comics Now Available from DC Comics via Google Play

April 3rd, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · digital comics, Google Books, Google Play → 1 Comment

At long dc comics google playlast, the best of DC Comics is now available in Google Play as single issues.

This Time Warner subsidiary announced this morning that their current slate of monthly periodical comics are now available for download in Google Play.
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Is Amazon Looking to Buy ComiXology?

March 29th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, comiXology, digital comics, Rumors → 8 Comments

There’s an ComiXology-Comics-Appinteresting rumor going around comic book circles this week, and it just crossed my desk today. It seems comiXology is rumored to be up for sale, with a deal expected to close in the next 3 to 6 weeks:
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Marvel Adds Soundtracks to Digital Comics

March 10th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · digital comics, marvel → 8 Comments

Marvelmarvel unlimited unveiled their long awaited adaptive audio feature yesterday at SxSW, and it has proven much more interesting than I had expected.

Adaptive audio, which was initially announced at SxSW last year under the codename Project Gamma, adds an audio element to Marvel’s digital comics. Described last year as a way to add an “adaptive, non-repetitive score” to digital comics, Project Gamma was intended to a background soundtrack which changed as a reader read the comic. The sound track was keyed to certain panels, and it was also supposed to respond to the speed at which the reader turned the page.
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Slowly but Surely: comiXology Submit Reaches 1,000 Self-Pub Titles in its First Year

March 8th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · comiXology, digital comics, Self-Pub → 2 Comments

According to ICv2, comxology submitthe digital comics market was growing at a healthy 25% in the first 9 months of 2013 (after nearly tripling in size in 2012) but if you had to judge by comiXology’s self-pub platform, you probably wouldn’t be able to say the same for self-published digital comics.
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Diamond Comics to Stop Distributing Digital Comics

February 22nd, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Diamond Digital, digital comics, ebookstore news → 1 Comment

An also-randiamond-digital_02[1] in the digital comics market has dropped out of the race.

Diamond Comics sent out an email this week to the retailers in their distribution network, advising them that Diamond would shortly be stopping their digital comics distribution.
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Top Shelf Comics Releases a Handful of Comics DRM-Free

February 20th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · digital comics, DRM, ebookstore news → No Comments

Did top-shelf-productions1[1]you catch the news yesterday on Boing Boing? There was an early report (which was later corrected) that the indie comics publisher Top Shelf Productions had gone DRM-free in their online store, but that is sadly not the case – not quite, anyway.

Following in the footsteps of publishers like Tor-Forge Books, Image Comics, and Baen Books, Top Shelf Productions is taking steps to go DRM free. Today they are testing the waters by releasing a few comics without DRM.
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New Chrome Plugin Backs Up Your Digital Comics, Also Strips the DRM

January 17th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · comiXology, digital comics, DRM, ebookstore news → 5 Comments

Do you like ComiXology-Comics-Appdigital comics, but hate the way that comiXology’s proprietary DRM locks you in (and puts you at risk of their servers going down)?

Then I have some good news for you. I have just read about a Chrome plugin which will download comics from comiXology. It’s called, appropriately enough, Comixology backup, and according to the readme file it can convert the digital comics to a CBZ file (a ZIP file full of page images, basically).
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Dilbert, Pearls before Swine, and the Digital / Pen and Ink Grudge Match (video)

December 18th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · digital comics, humor, video → 1 Comment

We live sstephen pastis pen ink comicand work in an age where it is possible to create, edit, and distribute a new content without a physical copy ever existing, so it might surprise you to learn that not everyone uses the latest tools. Some, in fact, use tools that are positively Victorian.
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comiXology Now Offers Gift Cards

November 18th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · comiXology, digital comics → 2 Comments

Got a comics ComiXology-Comics-Appgeek in your life, and want to tempt them over to the dark digital side? Leading digital comics retailer comiXology now offers gift cards.
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