DIGITAL COMICS: IDW Publishing to release single issues to Apple’s iBookstore

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Press Release

It was announced that beginning today and going forward, new weekly single-issue comic titles from IDW Publishing will go live every Wednesday on the iBookstore (iTunes.com/IDWComics). In addition to the 250 graphic novels and collections already available, fans can now look forward to grabbing their favorite new comics on the iBookstore every week, the same way they might have purchased from traditional comic shops or the IDW and Comics Apps (www.AppStore.com).

“IDW has launched several series in the iBookstore—Star Trek/Doctor Who: Assimilation, Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness, and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic—and they have all been top sellers,” commented Jeff Webber, IDW’s Vice President of Digital Publishing. “Some single issues, especially our My Little Pony comics, have made it into the charts in the top 15 of all books, not just comics. IDW’s line is a great introduction to comics for fans of these iconic TV and movie brands, so we’re proud to make our entire catalog available to iBooks readers in this way that makes it convenient and immediate.”

In addition to the timely availability of new comics, iBooks readers will also be able to enjoy the convenience of pre-ordering their favorite titles digitally to stay up on their favorite series. Pre-ordering titles allows iBookstore customers to be amongst the very first fans to receive new issues as they publish and comics download directly to their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

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Find all of IDW’s comics and comic collections on the iBookstore at iTunes.com/IDWComics.

Apple, iBooks, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iBookstore is a service mark of Apple Inc.

About IDW

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Toho’s Godzilla; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Warner Brothers and Barry Sonnenfeld are attached to adapt LORE into a feature film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, with Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

via IDW Publishing