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January 28, 2015

ComiXology Launches Sales Tied Into FIBD And Humanoids Deal

imageI don't usually pay a lot of attention to press releases, but I thought the one this morning from comiXology might worth noting for a few reasons. They're a significant company for North American comics, they're a significant company for European comics, and they're a North American company more intensely involved with European comics at Angouleme in a way that other publisher that are based in the US or Canada simply aren't. In fact, it was comiXology signing deals with European publishers that drove major attention to how that company was doing in what was once a much more volatile competition for digital comics services.

I'm also sort of interested in the digital aspect of festivals, which no one has nailed yet.

In addition to having feet on the ground -- again, a rarity over there -- comiXology will apparently offer a sale they claim is curated to be representative of the "international comics scene." They're also promising direct coverage via social media (I don't have any idea what that means, but I'll check it out), and within their release provided a shout out to the victims of the Charlie Hebdo killings.

They also seem to have a Humanoids sale going, celebrating their deal with that BD publisher.
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