Since it’s founding in 2007, comiXology has become a large part of many comic fans’ weekly reading, so it will be interesting to see how the news of comiXology being acquired by Amazon will ripple through the industry.
Naturally, Amazon and comiXology see this as a definite positive. From the press release:
“ComiXology’s mission is to spread the love of comics and graphic novels in all forms,” said David Steinberger, co-founder and CEO of comiXology. “There is no better home for comiXology than Amazon to see this vision through. Working together, we look to accelerate a new age for comic books and graphic novels.”
“Amazon and comiXology share a passion for reinventing reading in a digital world,” said David Naggar, Amazon Vice President, Content Acquisition and Independent Publishing. “We’ve long admired the passion comiXology brings to changing the way we buy and read comics and graphic novels. We look forward to investing in the business, growing the team, and together, bringing comics and graphic novels to even more readers.”
Obviously, a digital publishing powerhouse like Amazon could help the platform grow, but there have been some fans who have said that, due to a dislike of Amazon policies, they wouldn’t be buying from comiXology in the future.
So, are you excited about the possibilities (fingers crossed for free comics with Amazon Prime) or do you have concerns?