Amazon buys well-liked comedian e-book app platform Comixology (replace)
There’s nothing fairly like taking an enormous, heavy library of beloved books and shrinking it into an e-reader. Amazon, having already completed that with its tremendously fashionable digital ebook service, is now concentrating on the comedian e-book market. The corporate is buying Comixology, a digital comedian e-book service with tons of of tens of millions of customers and apps for all your units.
Comixogy CEO David Steinberger is sort of keen on the settlement, the phrases of which weren’t disclosed (we’re assuming it is no less than $three.50 — comics nowadays are awfully costly). “There isn’t a higher house for comixology than Amazon to see this imaginative and prescient by means of,” Steinberger says within the announcement. “Working collectively, we glance to speed up a brand new age for comedian books and graphic novels.” It is only a wild guess, however we’re anticipating the primary such “acceleration” will contain integrating Amazon funds and the Comixology userbase over to Amazon. It isn’t but clear if Comixology model will stand by itself (Amazon already sells single points and graphic novels on Kindle), however we’re asking the corporate for extra, however do not anticipate to listen to a lot — the deal hasn’t closed simply but, however it’s anticipated to within the subsequent few months.
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As anticipated, Amazon’s solely saying a lot about its plans for Comixology. We requested whether or not it is probably headed to Amazon Prime, and got a no remark. So far as Kindle integration although, that is a given. “We anticipate we’ll discover methods to make each comiXology and Kindle work higher collectively,” a rep stated. Amazon will retain the comiXology branding, and help the prevailing apps.