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News: Amazon buys Comixology

Hat tip to Morgan Wick via Twitter: Amazon buys Comixology.

Amazon has just announced that they will acquire comiXology, a service that offers digital versions of comics from Marvel, DC, and many others.

To date, Comixology offers upwards of 50,000 comics for sale. In 2013, the company launched a self-publishing platform for comics that allows comic creators to upload and sell their own work — a strategy which fits hand-in-hand with Amazon’s own self-publishing efforts for books.

It’s a boost of confidence, I think, that online comics are now considered a profitable medium. Comixology has indeed been doing good business, and the acquisition is a pretty interesting wrinkle in Amazon’s continued quest to expand to the field of entertainment media (what with the Instant Video aspect getting way more press).

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Posted on April 10, 2014, in digital comics, The Webcomic Overlook. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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