October 28, 2013
Go, Read: ICv2.com On Digital News From NYCC
I wanted to direct people to this digital comics news round-up
from the hobby business news and analysis site ICv2.com, mostly because I did a very poor job of touching on a lot of this news in my own coverage. Just the comiXology survey numbers are worth the visit. The thought that someone spent over $62K on digital content is astounding.
I also think that it's worth seeing all of this news in one place because it impresses that while there is still a element of "the future" in a lot of these announcements, and there are still some areas to be sorted, for the most part digital news is about selling and making available comics right the heck now. I think that's true of reading as well. While there's been little to no wholesale abandonment of print comics as once feared, there is both a digital-reader-only element that has settled into place as something more than a bunch of young people super-enjoying the webcomics they discover and
, I think, a growing number of more traditional comics readers that have moved some portion of their comics reading into the digital realm. I personally know about a half-dozen people that were former weekly shop patrons that do the bulk of buying for comics they read for pleasure -- mostly superhero comics -- to various on-line platforms. I have no particular desire to read things on-line after working there all day, and even I have a bunch of digital comics right now. It's here, and the here part may be more important than the future part from now on.
posted 8:20 am PST
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