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[Business] Albatross Funnybooks available on ComiXology and Kindle Store

PRESS RELEASE:

Eric Powell’s new publishing venture, Albatross Funnybooks, comiXology and Amazon announced today that the new line of self-published comics and graphic novels will be available in the next year on comiXology and the Amazon Kindle Store.

Albatross Funnybooks will publish all new original content, with the majority coming from the fertile mind of Eric Powell, who is best known as the creator of The Goon. Their debut title Hillbilly #1 is currently available for pre-order on comiXology and Kindle. Check out this original 8-page story exclusively on comiXology here.

“I’m thrilled to have Albatross books available through comiXology and Kindle!” said The Goon creator and Albatross Funnybooks founder Eric Powell. “I feel digital comics are an essential format for reaching today’s readership.”

“We’re huge fans of Eric’s comics and it’s so great to see him publishing his own work,” said comiXology’s Senior Director of Communication, Chip Mosher. “We’re all over the moon to be able to offer this pre-order of Eric’s new book Hillbilly #1 on both comiXology and Kindle and look forward to supporting Albatross Funnybooks in its debut year.”

Fans that pre-order Hillbilly #1 on comiXology and Kindle will be notified by email upon its release and that book will be automatically added to their comic and e-book library to read.

The Kindle Store gives readers access to millions of books on the most popular devices and platforms, including Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers, iOS, Android and more.

With over 75,000 comics, graphic novels and manga from more than 75 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s immense catalog and cinematic Guided View reading experience make it the best digital platform for comic fans worldwide.

About Albatross Funnybooks

In 2002 Eric Launched ALBATROSS EXPLODING FUNNYBOOKS in an effort to keep the his series The Goon alive when no other publisher wanted it because it was too “different”. But the readers spoke and The Goon quickly became an indy hit and picked up a diehard cult following. The Goon found a permanent home and a wider audience with DARK HORSE COMICS, but Eric continued to publish creator-owned comics through Albatross such as his all-ages comic Chimichanga and Rebecca Sugar’s Pug Davis. He returns to publishing through Albatross with his all new series Hillbilly.

About comiXology

ComiXology, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become a top ten grossing iPad app in 2011 and 2012 and the top grossing non-game iPad app in 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from over 75 publishers – and independent creators as well – comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. ComiXology is based in New York City, with operations in Seattle, Los Angeles and Paris. For more information visit www.comixology.com.

About Amazon

Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about.

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Stephen Schleicher

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