Recently, Amazon has acquired Comixology, the biggest digital comics platform. Surprised? We aren’t.
This is what David Naggar, Amazon VP of content acquisition and digital publishing, had to say about the recent purchase:
“We’ve long admired the passion Comixology brings to changing the way we buy and read comics and graphic novels…We look forward to investing in the business, growing the team, and together, bringing comics and graphic novels to even more readers.”
Of course, if Amazon were to gain more revenue through its new purchase, it wouldn’t be a bad thing. It’s all about what the PR doesn’t say.
Amazon has been trying to break into the comic book business for a while now. They’ve tried and failed. Don’t get me wrong; Amazon is good for looking for comics and graphic novels. It’s like web shopping; you want but you won’t get from Amazon.
So, what do you do if your company isn’t the best (totally sucks) at selling comics? Why, you buy a platform that does. But, not just any company, it has to be the holy grail of comic book platforms. Next thing we know, Amazon now owns one of our favorite comic book platform (app and all).
Does that mean that we have to go to Amazon for some Comixology TLC or what? Well, we don’t know yet since the Terms and Conditions haven’t been announced.
Amazon better not taunt the good name of Comixology. Also the Comixology app better still be free. That’s all I have to say.
SOURCE: The Verge