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Ron Perazza joins Amazon as Creative Director for Amazon Publishing

Via tweets last night, industry veteran Ron Perazza announced that he's left Marvel, where he served most recently as Director of Digital Publishing starting last year, and joined Amazon to as Creative Director of all of their digital publishing efforts. Perazza's multi faceted career includes stints at Fleer, Marvel, DC (where he ran creative services and then rose to VP of Online and oversaw the Zuda webcomics launch), Marvel again and now Amazon. Perazza has relocated to Seattle for the position.

Marvel escapes from the jaws of Amazon-Hachette dispute; Yen press not...

For the last few weeks, a war has been brewing between Amazon and book publishing giant Hachette, which publishes Yen Press, and distributes Marvel's...

Is Apple fighting back against Amazon/Comixology with DC Comics special?

When Amazon purchased leading digital comics provider Comixology and subsequently removed in-app purchases from Comixology on iOS devices to avoid paying Apple a 30%...

Commentary: An Inevitable Surprise—Amazon buys ComiXology

by Rob Salkowitz Is Amazon’s acquisition of comiXology the beginning of the end, or just the end of the beginning, of digital comics’ golden age? It...

Will Comixology go the way of Audible or Zappos?

The great digital hope has been acquired by one of the giant fire breathing kaiju of the digital era. Will they trample tiny cottages beneath their feet or become a lovable behemoth? Ask me in a year. In the meantime... First off, will you be able to read your comics? A story at the Guardian indicates yes...but...

A few more details on the Comixology/Amazon deal

The Beat just participated in a conference call with Comixology CEO David Steinberger and Amazon's vp of digital content David Naggar, and while details...

Garry Trudeau’s new TV show is actually on Amazon

Yet another cartoonist has gone showbiz on us. Doonesbury's Garry Trudeau has a new, uh, filmed entertainment series about four senators living in a...

On the Scene: Indie Publisher Confronts Amazon Exec at Litquake’s digi.lit...

by Bob Calhoun The mood was tense in the fourth floor conference room of the SPUR Urban Center in San Francisco on Saturday—especially for a...

Studio Coffee Run: Arrow, Amazon casting news, Brian K. Vaughan’s new...

Andrew Kreisberg, Executive Producer of the CW's Arrow, has been doing the interview circuit this week. In interviews with TV Line and TV Guide,...

Oops. Kindle comics are returnable?

A reader writes that he's been buying some of Amazon's DC Digital Comics, and just noticed that, like other Kindle titles, there's a grace...

Amazon launches its first graphic novel—and pays you $5 to read...

Earlier this week, it was Penguin finally getting into the graphic novel business, years after every other other book publisher did so. And now Amazon Studios, Amazon the etailer's content development division, is also getting into the graphic novel game with BLACKBURN BURROW, a Civil War horror tale by Ron Marz and Matthew Dow Smith . The tale is based on a screenplay by screenwriter Jay Levy, and if that rings a chime that this is part of the "comics-to-movie" business model, your ears should be ringing. But as an added bonus—if you read the book on their site and leave feedback...they will give you a $5 Amazon gift card. Now this business model we could get to like!

The mystery of DC, comiXology, and the Kindle Fire may never...

At the C2E2 comiXology panel it was confirmed that DC graphic novels are no longer being sold through Kindle Fire's comiXology app, and CEO David Steinberger said it was intentional. However the reasons are hidden behind many layers of NDAs. This is all odd because you can certainly still buy DC books via Amazon and their Kindle store. You can purchase tons of DC comics from comiXology, on the web and their IOS app. Apparently, you just can't buy DC Comics through the Kindle Fire comiXology app (we don't have a Kindle Fire handy to check).