ComiXology Announces Second Wave of DRM-Free Publishers
New participating publishers include
IDW Publishing, Valiant Entertainment, Oni Press, Fantagraphics Books and more
September 17th, 2014 – New York, NY – Today comiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform, unveiled the latest group of publishers offering DRM-free backups, allowing comiXology customers to download and store copies of their books. ComiXology’s new DRM-free backup feature was announced this past July during Comic-Con International.
The second wave of participating publishers include IDW Publishing, Valiant Entertainment, Oni Press, Fantagraphics Books, Aspen Comics, Action Lab Entertainment, Th3rd World Studios, A Wave Blue World, Blind Ferret Entertainment, Caliber Comics, Creative Impulse Entertainment, Devil’s Due Entertainment, GT Labs Comics and Kingstone Media. They join Image Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Zenescope Entertainment, MonkeyBrain Comics, Thrillbent, and Top Shelf Productions in offering this new option to customer. Creators using comiXology Submit also have the option to offer their comics, graphic novels, and manga as DRM-free backups.
“After the wildly successful launch during Comic-Con International we’re thrilled to offer our customers an even greater selection with this next wave of publishers offering DRM-free backups,” said comiXology VP of Communications & Marketing Chip Mosher. “We look forward to continuing to work with more publishers in offering DRM-free backups to comics fans worldwide.”
To obtain the DRM-free backups of digital comics on comiXology, 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 the second wave of participating publishers will be available for backup starting today. Backups from participating publishers can be downloaded in high definition PDF and CBZ.
Customers will continue to enjoy all 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 www.comixology.com and try the comiXology app available on all major mobile platforms.
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Kevin’s Picks of The Week (10/01/2013)
- Pick of The Week: The Witching Hour: An Anthology of supernatural shorts by some of today’s top creators? Sign me up!
- The Reason for Dragons #1: This coming of age tale is nothing short of a hidden-gem of a comic. All I can say is read it yourself and get ready for an adventure you will absolutely lose yourself in…in a good way.
- Shadowman #11: Not only is this a super fun Halloween tale, it’s a perfect jumping on point for new readers. If you’ve been wanting to check out the world of Shadowman, don’t miss this issue.
- Fantomex MAX #1: No holds-barred, sexy good times, and questionable French accents? I’m there, and after reading this debut issue you will be to, I mean what’s not to love about Fantomex?