Here’s a recap of the action in the digital comics space since mid-December (see "Digital Comics Round-Up").
Archie Comics has added BlueToad, a new platform for its comics. An Archie Comics app for Windows, and an Android app sold by Amazon were the first projects on which the two companies collaborated.
ComiXology was the #1 top grossing non-game iPad app in the U.S. for 2013, and the #1 iPad book app in numerous other countries. The company also released some year-end stats. It has served over 6 billion pages of comics since the launch of the platform four years ago, up from 2 billion pages at the end of 2012. ComiXology also revealed that a majority, some 51%, of its users are outside the U.S., including 15 users in Cuba, but none in North Korea. ComiXology is now making 700 French language titles from Delcourt, Soleil, and Tonkam available to purchasers in the U.S. and Canada.
Image Comics launched Dropbox integration for its "DRM-free" formats, allowing syncing of purchased content to a Dropbox account.
Digital Comics Round-Up").
Sequential distributed the first $2000 donation to Malaria No More UK. The money was raised by donating 50 cents from each person that downloads a free copy of Neil Gaiman’s Lost Tales from the Sequential iPad app.
Viz launched Pokemon manga titles on the Nook, Kindle Fire, Kobo, iBooks, and GooglePlay platforms. Viz also launched its SuBLime boys love titles on the Kindle platform.
---Disclosure: ICv2 has a business relationship with comiXology as a representative for its Retailer Tools; ICv2 CEO Milton Griepp also serves on the board of comiXology.
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Posted by ICv2 on January 23, 2014 @ 2:16 am CT