It was only a matter of time before comiXology introduced a monthly subscription plan for reading digital comics, and the $5.99 price tag seems like a great entry point for those wanting to explore a large selection of comics.
PRESS RELEASE: After twenty-two years with the publisher, Dark Horse’s vice president of book trade sales, Michael Martens, will step down, effective September 1. Michael spearheaded Dark Horse Comics’ expansion in the bookstore market, most recently in association with Penguin Random House Publisher Services. During his tenure with the company, Michael helped Dark Horse to continuously improve sales in the book market.
Are you looking for a job in comics? Do you have sales experience? Oni Press is looking to hire a sales manager.
[Business] Valiant Entertainment renews distribution agreement with comiXology, expands to Amazon’s Kindle Store
PRESS RELEASE: Valiant Entertainment, comiXology and Amazon announced today an expanded and renewed distribution agreement to sell Valiant Entertainment’s digital comics and collections on the comiXology platform and expand the distribution of Valiant’s library to Amazon’s Kindle Store. Valiant Entertainment publishes such fan-favorite titles as A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong, Bloodshot Reborn, Divinity, Faith, Harbinger, Ninjak, Rai, X-O Manowar, and more.
It was only a few years ago that DC Entertainment changed up its logo to the pealing D. A lot of people complained about it then, but seeing how the company has used the logo, I’ve grown used to it. I wonder what the Internet will think now that the logo has changed again?
PRESS RELEASE: Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and James Spence Authentication (JSA) today announced a partnership by which Wizard World Comic Con attendees can utilize the services of the leader in autograph authentication on line or at the autograph kiosk at Wizard World events beginning this weekend in Des Moines and June 2-5 in Philadelphia.
Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, is proud to announce Limerence Press, a new erotic and sex education comics imprint focused on positive, diverse, and approachable stories that reflect a wide variety of emotional and intimate experiences. Limerence Press is launching with printed editions of volumes 1–3 of Oh Joy Sex Toy, a popular sex education and sex toy review webcomic by creators by Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan.
PRESS RELEASE: hoopla digital (hoopladigital.com), the category-creating mobile and online service for public libraries, today announced a new content agreement with Archie Comics, the leading mass market comic book publisher in the world and home to the largest independent library of superhero characters.
PRESS RELEASE: Fresh off the heels of the DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH event held at WonderCon in Los Angeles in March, DC Entertainment announced today that it has reached an agreement with Joshua Williamson to create comic book content solely for the company’s DC Comics and Vertigo imprints. In addition to launching THE FLASH in June, Williamson will also make his Vertigo debut in September with FROSTBITE, a new six-issue miniseries joining the title lineup. Jason Shawn Alexander (Batman: Arkham City, The Empty Zone) will accompany Williamson on the book, handling art duties.
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.
PRESS RELEASE: IDW Publishing is pleased to announce that Laurie Windrow has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, a new role within the organization. In this position, Laurie will develop and manage a strategic roadmap for our sales and marketing efforts across all divisions — including publishing, games and entertainment.
PRESS RELEASE: Seven Seas, comiXology and Amazon announced today an expanded and renewed distribution agreement to sell Seven Seas’ digital manga across the comiXology platform and extend the distribution of Seven Seas’ library to the Amazon Kindle Store.
PRESS RELEASE: Trajectory, Inc. the leading global network for eBook distribution and book discovery solutions, has reached an agreement with DC Entertainment to expand the comic book publisher’s digital footprint to global eBook retailers and libraries in North America and eventually Europe, Asia, South America and additional international markets.
PRESS RELEASE: Dark Horse is pleased to announce the promotion of Kari Yadro to the role of director of custom programs. Effective immediately, Yadro will serve as the head of the Dark Horse Comics custom publishing and products program.