There are more than a few people concerned about the pending Amazon/ComiXology deal announced yesterday (and speculated on for the last several months), but a posted letter from comiXology CEO and co-founder David Steinberger may put those fears aside.

 

Dearest readers,

I’m very excited to share some big news with you: we have just announced that comiXology is becoming a part of the Amazon family!

More than seven years ago, John D. Roberts, Peter Jaffe, and I set out to connect people to comic books and graphic novels they’d love, and we’re so excited about how far we’ve come. Thanks to the books we are privileged to present and the platform we created, there’s access to more diverse content than ever, allowing all readers to enter the amazing world of comics.

We have long had the goal of making every person on the planet a comics fan. With Amazon’s help, this crazy goal is more possible than ever before. With the Kindle, Amazon has shown a passion for reinventing the reading experience, just like comiXology has shown for comics and graphic novels.

ComiXology will retain its identity as an Amazon subsidiary and we’re not anywhere near done “taking comics further.” We are confident that – with Amazon by our side, who shares our desire for innovation and a relentless focus on customers – we’ve only just begun.

We wouldn’t be here without you, our customers. Thank you. The best is yet to come!


David Steinberger
Co-founder and CEO

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1 Comment

  1. litanyofthieves
    April 12, 2014 at 12:13 am — Reply

    I’m assuming this will result in some kind of Comixology/Kindle crossover of some kind, which is probably a good way to get more people reading comics.

    Other than that I don’t see a lot of big changes to the Comixology Website/App coming out of this….

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