Recently, Graphicly announced it was adding the ability for creators to build and distribute their own eBooks through the company to such destinations as Apple iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Barns and Noble’s Nook and so on. While this is great for publishers of any shape and size, it also begs the question, “What is going to happen to the comic book distribution and sales the company was founded on?” The company addressed the situation this morning.
Here’s a list of the changes that will be occurring:
- As of this week, we will be retiring the previously-released Graphicly Comics marketplace applications. Our iPhone, iPad and Android applications, as well as a our Adobe AIR Desktop application will no longer be available for download.
- If you have purchased titles and use these apps, you will still be able to read your titles via the apps, but you simply will not be able to purchase titles through the apps anymore.
- Your complete library of purchased titles will be still be, and always be, available to be purchased and read via our website at http://graphicly.com/store as well as through our Facebook Application (http://apps.facebook.com/graphicly/).
Being able to access more content is always a good thing, and this announcement should come as a great surprise.