Amazon branching out into digital comics after acquiring comiXology

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Amazon has announced that they have made a deal that will lead to the online store acquiring comiXology, the digital comic distribution platform. comiXology has confirmed the deal, saying in a post on their website that “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.”

Amazon’s David Naggar said in the statement announcing the deal that “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.”

According to comiXology, the company will be keeping its own identity when Amazon completes the acquisition. The terms for the purchase have not been disclosed but it’s expected to be final before the end of June this year. Just what plans Amazon has for their new digital comics platform are murky but chances are that comiXology will become part of the Kindle store at the very least.

Source: Amazon via The Verge

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