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ComiXology Celebrates Small Press Expo 2014 by Sponsoring the Ignatz Awards & by Offering a Special SPX Submit Bundle for Only $10

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September 12th, 2014 – New York, NY – ComiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform, celebrates their return to the Small Press Expo (SPX) this weekend by sponsoring the prestigious Ignatz Awards and by making a special SPX-themed comiXology Submit bundle available all weekend long with over 80 books for only $10.

For this weekend only, comiXology is making available a special SPX bundle that gathers a wide range of creators, cartoonists, and small press publishers exhibiting and attending SPX 2014 who have offered their works through the comiXology Submit self-publishing program, bringing a taste of the SPX experience to fans around the globe that could not otherwise attend. You can find the special SPX Submit bundle here: cmxl.gy/SPXbundle

“Each year the Small Press Expo brings together top self-publishing talent from across the US and beyond. This year we get to be a part of that great yearly event in more ways than one,” said comiXology co-founder and Director of Submit & Digital Storytelling John D. Roberts. “We’re thrilled to celebrate the Small Press Expo by sharing some of its awesome creators and cartoonists with fans worldwide in this very special bundle.”

“Once again we’re excited to support the Ignatz Awards and everything they represent in showcasing excellence in independent comics and graphic novels,” said comiXology VP of Communications & Marketing Chip Mosher. “We whole-heartedly believe in the talent represented by the Ignatz Awards and want to play our part in promoting their work - which is why we started comiXology Submit and why we’re proudly sponsoring the Ignatz.”

The Small Press Expo brings together some of the best and brightest creators and cartoonists in independent comics. This year, SPX 2014 will be held at the Marriott Bethesda North Hotel, Saturday and Sunday September 13 - 14.

Started in 1997, the Ignatz Awards is the show prize of the Small Press Expo recognizing outstanding achievements in comics and cartooning. This year, the Ignatz will be held at SPX 2014 on Saturday September 13th at 9:30pm. The Ignatz Awards is open to the public.

The comiXology Submit self-publishing platform allows independent creators and cartoonists to upload their comic books and graphic novels for sale on comiXology.

Creators and cartoonists interested in submitting works can visit http://submit.comixology.com.

Comic book and graphic novel fans interested in discovering works by independent creators and cartoonists on comiXology are invited to visit http://www.comixology.com/submit.


ComiXology Unveils DRM-Free Backup Feature

Participating publishers include Image Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Zenescope Entertainment, MonkeyBrain Comics, Thrillbent, and Top Shelf Productions. 

July 24th, 2014 – New York, NY/San Diego, CA – Today during their panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego, comiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform, unveiled a new DRM-free backup feature that allows customers to download and store copies of their books.

The first wave of participating publishers making their books available as DRM-free backups include Image Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Zenescope Entertainment, MonkeyBrain Comics, Thrillbent, and Top Shelf Productions. In addition, creators and publishers that are self-publishing through comiXology Submit are now able to choose to make their books available with a DRM-free backup.

“We’re excited to make this DRM-free backup option available to our customers and publishers today,” said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “Our customers can keep a copy locally and continue to do their reading on comiXology in our industry-changing Guided View.”

“For those out there who have not joined the comic reading community because of DRM – you have no excuse now,” said co-founder and Director of ComiXology Submit John D. Roberts. “We’re excited about the launch of DRM-free backups today and look forward to announcing more innovative features as we move ahead with our mission of making everyone on the face of the planet a comic book fan!”

To obtain the DRM-free backups of their books, customers can go to the “My Books” section of comixology.com on their desktop computers and click the button that appears next to their books. Books and series from participating publishers will be available for backup starting today. Backups are available in high definition PDF and CBZ.

 Customers will continue to enjoy all of their purchases – whether available as a DRM-free backup or not – on the comiXology platform in comiXology’s exclusive cinematic Guided View reading experience, anytime and anywhere.

With over 50,000 comics and graphic novels 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 makes it the best digital platform for comic and graphic novel fans worldwide.

Find your favorite comics and graphic novels at comixology.com and try the comiXology app available on all major mobile platforms.

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 Los Angeles and Paris. For more information visit www.comixology.com.

ComiXology Celebrates Their 5-Year Digital Comics Anniversary With A Special ComiXology Submit Bundle: 100 Books For 10 Bucks 

July 23rd, 2014 – San Diego, CA. / New York, NY. – ComiXology, the revolutionary digital comics platform, celebrates their 5-year anniversary of delivering digital comics to fans across the globe by offering 100 books from their comiXology Submit self-publishing program for just 10 bucks U.S. — a savings of 94% off the cover price.

“ComiXology Submit lets creators connect with customers from anywhere across the globe, getting a whole new generation of comics into the hands of the widest possible customer base,” said comiXology co-founder and Director of Submit & Digital Storytelling John D. Roberts. “We’re happy to celebrate our 5-year anniversary with this great deal on these great books from comiXology Submit.”

“We’re thrilled to be able to celebrate our 5-year anniversary by getting so much new and undiscovered talent into readers’ hands through this bundle,” said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “We did a similar promotion at SXSW this past spring that was a smashing success, and it’s exciting to do this again today.”

Debuting at Comic-Con International in 2009, comiXology’s digital comics platform offers over 50,000 books from more than 75 publishers, providing the widest selection of digital comics in the world.

The comiXology Submit self-publishing platform allows independent creators and cartoonists to upload at no cost their comic books and graphic novels for sale on comiXology.

Creators and cartoonists interested in submitting works can visit http://submit.comixology.com.

Comic book and graphic novel fans interested in discovering works by independent creators and cartoonists on comiXology are invited to visit http://www.comixology.com/submit.

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 Los Angeles and Paris. For more information visit www.comixology.com.

 

 

COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2014:

“Take Comics Further” with ComiXology
July 23rd  - 27th
Booth #2547

Come celebrate with comiXology at Comic-Con International as they give away $10,000 worth of $5 Amazon Appstore credits toward comiXology content, host 8 panels where they will not only make and break news but also giveaway a handful of Kindle Fire HD and HDX devices, put a new graphic novel on sale every day for 45 cents, have art card signings at their booth all show long and even have an appearance by author George R.R. Martin!

Also, come by the booth to #comicbookurself in to a comic book panel!

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July 21st, 2014 – San Diego, CA. / New York, NY. – Join comiXology, the revolutionary digital comics platform, at this year’s Comic-Con International (Booth #2547) for giveaways, sales, signings and more at their booth, panels and at comiXology.com from July 23rd to July 27th at the San Diego Convention Center!

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VIZ Media Comes To ComiXology!

VIZ Media & ComiXology Announce Digital Distribution Agreement

More than 500 VIZ Media manga titles are now available on comiXology throughout North America including NARUTO, ONE PIECE, BLEACH, & more!

June 10th, 2014 – New York, NY / San Francisco, CA Today comiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform, and VIZ Media, the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, announced a digital distribution agreement to bring fan-favorite manga series to comiXology’s entire platform across North America.

To celebrate this announcement, VIZ Media has made available today more than 500 volumes of fan-favorite manga series on comiXology including NARUTO, ONE PIECE, BLEACH, NANA & more! Manga fans will be able to read all these great series using comiXology’s Manga Fixed Format – a dedicated right-to-left full-page manga reading experience.

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Starting Memorial Day ComiXology Celebrates Summer By Giving Away One Free Comic A Day During “The ComiXology Summer Reading List” Event

Beginning May 26th one new free comic will be unveiled each day at comixology.com for the next 20 days to fill out The ComiXology Summer Reading List

May 23rd, 2014 – New York, NY Summer is getting more fun ascomiXology – the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform available across the Kindle Fire, iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows 8 and comixology.com – gives away one new free comic every day for the next twenty days starting Memorial Day, Monday, May 26th! Dubbed “The ComiXology Summer Reading List” event, comic fans around the globe visiting comixology.com each day will find a new surprise free comic!

Not only will there be a great new comic from a surprise publisher every day, but customers can also gift these awesome comics to friends, family, co-workers or whoever they want to share the gift of comics with – absolutely free!

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Magnetic Press Debuts Digital First Series Exclusively Through ComiXology

Indie graphic novel publisher announces digital lineup now available on comiXology

May 7th, 2014 – New York, NY / Burbank, CA Today Magnetic Press announced a distribution agreement with comiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform to digitally debuted their lineup of acclaimed and award-winning graphic novels as serialized chapters across comiXology’s entire platform including the Kindle Fire, iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows 8 and the Web at www.comixology.com.

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Amazon.com to Acquire comiXology

SEATTLE—April 10, 2014—(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon.com today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire comiXology, the company that revolutionized the digital comics reading experience with their immersive Guided View technology and makes discovering, buying, and reading comic books and graphic novels easier and more fun than ever before.

“ComiXology’s mission is to spread the love of comics and graphic novels in all forms,” said David Steinberger, co-founder and CEO of comiXology. “There is no better home for comiXology than Amazon to see this vision through. Working together, we look to accelerate a new age for comic books and graphic novels.”

“Amazon and comiXology share a passion for reinventing reading in a digital world,” said David Naggar, Amazon Vice President, Content Acquisition and Independent Publishing. “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.”

Founded in 2007, comiXology offers a broad library of digital comic book content from over 75 of the top publishers as well as top independent creators. Following the acquisition, comiXology’s headquarters will remain in New York. 

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Subject to various closing conditions, the acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014.

About comiXology
ComiXology 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 offices in Los Angeles and Paris.

About Amazon.com
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Amazon Fire TV is a tiny box that plugs into your HDTV for easy and instant access to Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, SHOWTIME, low-cost video rentals, and much more. Kindle Paperwhite is the world’s best-selling and most advanced e-reader. It features new display technology with higher contrast, the next generation built-in light, a faster processor, the latest touch technology, and exclusive new features designed from the ground up for readers. Kindle, the lightest and smallest Kindle, features improved fonts and faster page turns. The new Kindle Fire HDX features a stunning exclusive 7” or 8.9” HDX display, a quad-core 2.2 GHz processor, 2x more memory, and 11 hours of battery life, as well as exclusive new features of Fire OS 3.0 including X-Ray for Music, Second Screen, Prime Instant Video downloads, and the revolutionary new Mayday button. The all-new Kindle Fire HD includes an HD display, high-performance processor and dual speakers at a breakthrough price.

Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.comwww.amazon.co.ukwww.amazon.dewww.amazon.co.jpwww.amazon.frwww.amazon.cawww.amazon.cnwww.amazon.itwww.amazon.eswww.amazon.com.brwww.amazon.inwww.amazon.com.mx, and www.amazon.com.au. As used herein, “Amazon.com,” “we,” “our” and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.

Forward-Looking Statements
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management’s expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment and data center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com’s financial results is included in Amazon.com’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.

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Fantagraphics Books Digitally Debuts Peter Bagge’s Hate & Dame Darcy’s Meat Cake On ComiXology Today

Two classic series now available digitally for the first time ever on comiXology

First issue of Hate and Meat Cake FREE for limited time!

April 9th, 2014 – Seattle, WA / New York, NY – Fantagraphics Books, publishers of the world’s greatest cartoonists, and comiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform, today digitally debuted two fan-favorite comic series: Peter Bagge’s Hate and Dame Darcy’s Meat Cake. The first 10 issues of Peter Bagge’s Hate and the first 7 issues of Dame Darcy’s Meat Cake are available now across comiXology’s entire platform including iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web at www.comixology.com.

To celebrate these great additions to the comiXology platform both Hate #1 and Meat Cake #1 are available completely free for a limited time only!

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Comixology Announces Digital Distribution Agreement With Eco Comics

April 7, 2014 – New York / NY - Award-winning digital-only publisher Eco Comics announced today a digital distribution agreement with comiXology – the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform available across the iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web at www.comixology.com.

The move sees the digital-exclusive publisher Eco Comics bringing all its past, present and future titles - including flagship books Green Man, and Dracula vs. Robin Hood vs. Jekyll & Hyde directly to comiXology’s global-reaching digital comics platform.

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