Continuing their moves into the e-world, SLG will be doing digital demos at their Comic-Con booth. Nothing too revolutionary in the means, but another example of how everything is going:
SLG Publishing will be showing the world that the future is now at Comic-Con International as the company will be showing off the various ways its titles can be purchased as digital downloads.
“We’ve been doing digital for some time, but we have never made it part of our convention presence” said SLG president Dan Vado “If digital is ever really going to take off for us we are going to have to show people how easy it is to purchase our comics as digital files”.
The Comic-Con booth display will feature a desktop system and a couple of iPads loaded with comic and book reading apps and software. “I think a lot of people don’t realize how many different ways they can read comic book content on their computers and mobile devices” added Vado “We will of course be showing all of our various app partners stores and systems but in addition we will be showing how people can buy ePub files from our site and read them in several different book readers, including iBooks the book reader which comes pre-installed on all iPads”.
In addition to the demo area the SLG booth will have QR codes where people with mobile devices can download free comics right into their mobile devices. SLG has offered some of its titles digitally for some time and has spent a lot of time researching different formats and delivery and reading systems “In no way are we going to pass ourselves off as experts on the subject of digital, I would be willing to bet that someone will come along at the convention and maybe teach us a thing or two” added Vado as he went on to say he was looking forward to learning new things himself.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.