DIGITAL COMICS: Andrews McMeel Publishing announces deal with comiXology
Andrews McMeel Publishing (AMP), the premier producer of cutting-edge comics and best-selling humor, cookbook, gift, and nonfiction books, has today announced a digital distribution agreement with comiXology – the revolutionary digital comics platform available across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web, that also boasts the consistently top grossing iPad app in the entire iTunes app store.
AMP and comiXology celebrate this announcement with a launch featuring a select group of perennial favorites, including office drone hero Dilbert, by Scott Adams, the incomparable and iconic Doonesbury, by Garry Trudeau, and colorful sixth-grade star Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce across comiXology’s entire platform. Additional AMP releases will be available in future months.
“We are thrilled to bring our cutting-edge, world-renowned comics and best-selling humor books to comiXology’s global audience,” said Kirsty Melville, Publisher and President, Book Division. “Andrews McMeel prides itself on publishing exceptional and innovative content, and making it available to consumers wherever and however they choose to read. This digital engagement with comiXology, through their innovative buying and reading experience, provides a perfect way for new audiences to discover our titles.”
“Andrews McMeel represents extraordinary talent that is outstanding in the industry, to which we’re happy to add our amazing reading experience and global reach to engender an even bigger fan base for Andrews McMeel,” said co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “We’ve become the dominant digital comics platform available today by creating a unique experience that we’re sure fans will love!”
Most recently comiXology was announced as iTunes’ #3 top grossing iPad app of 2012 and is the only app repeated in the top ten in both 2011 and 2012.
About Andrews McMeel Publishing
Andrews McMeel Publishing has a passion for publishing original talent, delighting consumers with innovative books and gifts that are worth sharing.
AMP fall highlights include: How To Tell If Your Cat is Plotting To Kill You, Pearls Freaks the #*%# Out, and I Can’t Remember if We’re Cheap or Smart by New York Times Best Selling authors Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal), Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine), and Scott Adams (Dilbert); Fire in My Belly by Top Chef finalist Kevin Gillespie; Canal House Cooks Every Day by Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer; monthly additions to the bestselling Pocket Posh ® Puzzles series, and the introduction of the AMP! Comics for Kids series.
AMP is also the nation’s top calendar publisher, annually producing calendars based on many top-selling properties and selling more than 15 million calendars each year.
Founded in 2007 with the mission of bringing comics to people everywhere, comiXology has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel world. With the development of the comiXology digital comics platform – with buy-once, read-anywhere availability across across iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web— comiXology provides the easiest way worldwide for people to enjoy comics anywhere they happen to be! Regularly ranking as the top grossing iPad app in the entire iTunes App Store, comiXology is one of the leading drivers of the iPad economy. Providing the most digital comics on the most devices, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has been turned into a comic book fan.