E-book sales slipping, paper still popular but beware the phone

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As many have noted of late, e-book sales are slipping, and Publishers Weekly’s Jim Milliot has a report on how slowing e-book sales hit profits of two big publishers, S&S and HarperCollins: Parent company News Corp blamed the weak sales performance on lower Divergent sales and lower e-book sales. Digital sales, which include both e-book […]

Digital comics: Where do tablets go from here?

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By Bruce Lidl The digital comics landscape has settled down significantly in recent months. Since Amazon’s acquisition of ComiXology in April 2014, it has become essentially the de facto standard for digital comics and now distributes just about every publisher around. Unless a real industry-wide Netflix-type subscription model ever takes off, it is hard to see […]

Farrago, the free comics app, is having a cosplay contest

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We first wrote about Farrago Comics app for free comics in January, when they announced their deal with IDW.

Since then they’ve been adding more books to the app each month, including their first original comic SHRINKAGE, an 8-part comedic sci-fi action tale about how the most unknowable battleground we face is the one within our own craniums, written by Emmy Award winning writer Rob Kutner (“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “Conan”) and illustrated by John Lucas (X-Men, Deadpool)

Now Farrago is running a Cosplay Contest, which launched at NYCC, along with chapter 3 of Shrinkage, which also just launched on the app

31 Days of Halloween: Sequential’s Halloween Sale

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What could be spookier than discounts between 50 and 85% hacked off the print price of books from Dark Horse and Fantagraphics to SelfMadeHero and Improper Books all available via the Sequential app for tablet. We’ve been telling you about Sequential for a while now — it aims to be the highness app for graphic novels only, with a fine selection of top books from the finest graphic novel publishers.

David Lloyd and Aces Weekly–the new frontier of comics

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by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson David Lloyd is known for his innovative creativity drawing V for Vendetta along with writer Alan Moore. David’s use of the Guy Fawkes mask for the main character has become a political archetype that has gone far beyond the comic. In person David is a lovely man who is passionate about his art. It’s […]

Dark Horse digital single issues now available on five new platforms

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After years of releasing their digital comics via through their own app, Dark Horse has finally announced that all their comics will be available on Comixology, as well as four other platforms, including Kindle, Google Play, iBooks, and the Nook.

It’s an expansive expansion and marks a very smart move for Dark Horse: there is really no upside to limiting digital distribution these days, and the multi=platform war was won long ago. All releases will be released simultaneously in print and digital. In June Dark Horse made its graphic novel line-up available via Comxiology and according to publisher Mike Richardson, “the sales have been incredible.”

LINE Webtoon launches the New Brooklyn comics line

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We’ve been reporting various activities by LINE Webtoon, a line of digital comics available via an app for iOS and Google Play. Here’s their first big original launch: New Brooklyn, a line of adventure comics brainstormed by Dean Haspiel and created by his studio mates Vito Delsante, Ricardo Venâncio, the late Seth Kushner, and Shamus […]

And now D&Q is available on Comixology and Kindle

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Well, D&Q was just about the last digital holdout among prestige comics publishers, but today they have joined the throngs with a full selection of books available both via Comixology and in the Kindle store. Books you can download include Lynda Barry’s One! Hundred! Demons; Guy Delisle’s Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City; Rutu Modan’s […]

Weekly Shonen Jump and Kodansha join Comixology

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Digital manga—more available than ever before. Both Weekly Shonen Jump and Kodansha have just joined Comixology and the Kindle store. The digital Weekly Shonen Jump makes such favorites as One Piece, Bleach, Blue Exorcist available on the same day as the Japanese release throughout North America, the U.K., Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. […]