September 10, 2013
Stand Up And Notice Hire As comiXology Announces Former HBO Executive Joins As CTO
Calvin Reid has an excellent, wholly professional write-up at PW
on the digital comics service comiXology hiring Jeff DiBartolomeo, a former senior VP at HBO and one of the co-founders of the HBO Go view app. The executive cited the comics company's massive grow in its six-year span of existence as "energizing."
As I understand what he told PW
, he's basically there to make sure the technology keeps pace with the site's massive growth, consumer surge and market reach. This will include the comiXology Submit program, their self-publishing, shared-revenue outreach to small press creators. He will also make sure there are no hiccups on the company's end with changes in operating systems and the like from the computer and device world.
It's become increasingly clear that comiXology is really the giant in comics' midst now, and hires like these only underline what the new few years could look like in terms of its growth and the implication for a rapidly developing comics market.
posted 7:01 am PST
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