In an unsurprising announcement, Amazon is snapping up the most successful comic buying/reading app ComiXology. Seeing how Amazon is already selling digitised graphic novels via its Kindle store, it makes sense that rather than competing for comic lovers, Amazon would just bring them over instead. Why beat them at all when you came make them join you, right?
ComiXology seems upbeat about the purchase, with the company's co-founder and CEO enthusing:“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.”
The company has a stable of over 75 comic publishers as well as indie comic artists, with some of the biggest and most popular titles available.
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The combination of Amazon's own agreements with graphic novel publishers and ComiXology's existing partnerships means it's only going to get better for comic lovers who have gone digital.
Does this mean that Amazon will send customers to ComiXology instead to read comics, or perhaps one day make it part of the Kindle store? That remains to be seen, but so long as we can keep getting our comic fix, who's complaining?