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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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Craving More of The Walking Dead?  Read The Comics That Started It All!
Sink Your Teeth Into ComiXology’s The Walking Dead Sale All Weekend Long From March 28th Through March 31st 
Celebrate the season 4 finale of The Walking Dead TV show by getting 121 issues, 19 volumes & a 100-issue bundle of The Walking Dead comic series on deep discount
The first 121 issues are on sale for 99 cents each with Volumes 1-19 on sale starting at $4.99!
Special “web-only” The Walking Dead 100-Issue Bundle 62% off at $74.99
March 28th, 2014 – New York, NY – To celebrate the The Walking Dead Season 4 finale get a greater taste of the worldwide phenomena by reading how it all began in this weekend long The Walking Dead sale on comiXology – the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform available across the iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web at www.comixology.com.
Watched the show, but never read the comic? Here’s your chance with the first 121 issues of The Walking Dead comic on sale for 99 cents each, as well as collected editions Volume 1 through Volume 19 on sale starting at $4.99!
But the biggest deal ever on The Walking Dead is comiXology’s “web-only” 100-issue bundle for only $74.99! That’s seventy-five cents apiece! The bundle and sale are available only from Friday, March 28th until midnight EST Monday March 31st.
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Craving More of The Walking Dead?
Read The Comics That Started It All!

Sink Your Teeth Into ComiXology’s The Walking Dead Sale All Weekend Long From March 28th Through March 31st

Celebrate the season 4 finale of The Walking Dead TV show by getting
121 issues, 19 volumes & a 100-issue bundle of The Walking Dead comic series on deep discount

The first 121 issues are on sale for 99 cents each with Volumes 1-19 on sale starting at $4.99!

Special “web-only” The Walking Dead 100-Issue Bundle 62% off at $74.99

March 28th, 2014 – New York, NY – To celebrate the The Walking Dead Season 4 finale get a greater taste of the worldwide phenomena by reading how it all began in this weekend long The Walking Dead sale on comiXology – the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform available across the iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web at www.comixology.com.

Watched the show, but never read the comic? Here’s your chance with the first 121 issues of The Walking Dead comic on sale for 99 cents each, as well as collected editions Volume 1 through Volume 19 on sale starting at $4.99!

But the biggest deal ever on The Walking Dead is comiXology’s “web-only” 100-issue bundle for only $74.99! That’s seventy-five cents apiece! The bundle and sale are available only from Friday, March 28th until midnight EST Monday March 31st.

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Celebrate the one-year anniversary of ComiXology Submit with 100 of the top books the program has to offer all for only ten bucks! Including works from Joshua Hale Fialkov, Becky Cloonan, Shannon Wheeler, Rachel Deering, Douglas Rushkoff, Tom Scioli, Kel Macdonald, Joe Infurnari, Jake Parker and Fabian Rangel, Jr. Available until March 10th, 11pm EST.
Get all 100 comics for just $10 right here!
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Celebrate the one-year anniversary of ComiXology Submit with 100 of the top books the program has to offer all for only ten bucks! Including works from Joshua Hale Fialkov, Becky Cloonan, Shannon Wheeler, Rachel Deering, Douglas Rushkoff, Tom Scioli, Kel Macdonald, Joe Infurnari, Jake Parker and Fabian Rangel, Jr. Available until March 10th, 11pm EST.

Get all 100 comics for just $10 right here!

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SXSW INTERACTIVE 2014:
ComiXology Returns To SXSW Interactive In A Big Way!
Revolutionary digital comics platform to sponsor the SXSW Geek Stage, give away $150,000 worth of Amazon Appstore $5 credits toward comiXology content, host panel & free happy hour, and offer free comics on the comiXology platform throughout the event!
ComiXology SXSW Gaming Expo Booth #125

February 26th, 2014 – New York, NY – This March, comiXology dominates SXSW Interactive with a whole host of activities including: sponsoring the SXSW Geek Stage; a special panel; happy hour; free comics offered throughout the event; and handing out $150,000 worth of $5 Amazon Appstore credits toward comiXology content at comiXology’s SXSW Gaming Expo booth #125.
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“SXSW Interactive brings together some of the biggest names in video games, comics and entertainment and we’re proud to power the stage that will see them strut their stuff,” said comiXology co-founder & CEO David Steinberger. “We’ve also got some great things for our fans including our awesome – and free to attend – panel as well as a free happy hour, booth giveaways and more!”
From March 7th through the 9th, comiXology will sponsor the SXSW Geek Stage where all the big announcements are made and comiXology will be covering the events live as they happen on their social channels.  ComiXology will also be having their own panel on the Geek Stage and making an announcement that is sure to excite new and current comics fans. The comiXology panel will be topped off with a happy hour following.
In addition, comiXology will also be giving out a select amount of free digital comics and graphic novels before and after the events happening on the Geek Stage. If that wasn’t enough, comiXology and Amazon Appstore will be handing out $150,000 worth of $5 dollar gift credits to purchase comics on comiXology’s Amazon Appstore Android App!



Here is a list of all the comiXology events and giveaways at SXSW Interactive:
SXSW Geek Stage powered by comiXology:

Friday, March 7 – 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM Saturday & Sunday, March 8 – 9 – 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM SXSW Gaming Expo - Palmer Events Center, Exhibit Hall 1 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Get a front row seat and hear the latest on comiXology’s social channels throughout the weekend. (Free digital comics and graphics novels too!) Follow the action on comiXology’s Twitter, Tumblr & Facebook.

Panel:

ComiXology: Take Comics Further Saturday, March 8 – 4:30PM - 5:15PM SXSW Gaming Expo - The Geek Stage Free & open to the public! Top grossing digital comics platform comiXology electrifies the SXSW GEEK Stage in this not-to-be-missed event! Join comiXology’s David Steinberger (co-founder & CEO) & John D. Roberts (co-founder) and moderator Chip Mosher as they unveil the next big thing for digital comics and graphic novels.

Happy Hour:

SXSW Happy Hour Presented by comiXology Saturday, March 8 – 5:00pm to 6:00pm SXSW Gaming Expo – Near The Geek Stage
Right after the panel, enjoy a Texas-size beer with the comiXology crew as they celebrate another year at SXSW!

Booth & Giveaways:
ComiXology SXSW Gaming Expo Booth #125
Join us at Booth #125 where we’ll be giving demos of the comiXology platform, and we’ll also be giving away $5 gift credits good for digital comics purchases on the Amazon appstore.

With over 45,000 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 unique Guided View reading experience is available across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8, and on www.comixology.com – making it the best digital platform for comic and graphic novel fans worldwide.
About comiXologyComiXology 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 one of iTunes top grossing iPad apps in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from the top 75 publishers, and including independent creators as well, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. A privately held company, comiXology is based in New York City, with offices in Los Angeles and Paris. For more information, visit www.comixology.com.   High-res

SXSW INTERACTIVE 2014:

ComiXology Returns To SXSW Interactive In A Big Way!

Revolutionary digital comics platform to sponsor the SXSW Geek Stage, give away $150,000 worth of Amazon Appstore $5 credits toward comiXology content, host panel & free happy hour, and offer free comics on the comiXology platform throughout the event!

ComiXology SXSW Gaming Expo Booth #125

February 26th, 2014 – New York, NY – This March, comiXology dominates SXSW Interactive with a whole host of activities including: sponsoring the SXSW Geek Stage; a special panel; happy hour; free comics offered throughout the event; and handing out $150,000 worth of $5 Amazon Appstore credits toward comiXology content at comiXology’s SXSW Gaming Expo booth #125.

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History Comes Alive! 
ComiXology Now Offering Historical Graphic Novels from Zenith Press


February 19th, 2014 – Minneapolis, MN / New York, NY. – Zenith Press, a leading publisher of military history and aviation books, announces a partnership that will bring our nation’s history alive to millions of graphic novel and comic lovers worldwide. ComiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform available across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8, and www.comixology.com  will begin offering Zenith Press’ graphic history books today.
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Illustrated and written by Wayne Vansant, these 100% historically accurate graphic history books bring to life some of our nation’s most pivotal moments in history through “illustration that truly captures the agony, worry, frustration, danger, and action of war” (– Wired.com).
Zenith Press graphic history books include:
CIVIL WAR
Gettysburg: The Graphic History of America’s Most Famous Battle and the Turning Point of The Civil War (AVAILABLE NOW)
Grant vs. Lee: The Graphic History of the Civil War’s Greatest Rivals During the Last Year of the War (AVAILABLE NOW)
WORLD WAR I
The Red Baron: The Graphic History of Richthofen’s Flying Circus and the Air War in WWI (AVAILABLE MAY 2014)
WORLD WAR II
Bombing Nazi Germany: The Graphic History of the Allied Air Campaign That Defeated Hitler in World War II (AVAILABLE NOW)
Normandy: A Graphic History of D-Day, The Allied Invasion of Hitler’s Fortress Europe (AVAILABLE NOW)
Zenith Press graphic histories are “an excellent choice for introducing younger readers to the battle, a worthwhile read for anyone wanting an overview of the crisis… and it can remind us of why we got interested in history in the first place”(– ArmchairGeneral.com).
Writer and artist Wayne Vansant (Mableton, Georgia), who served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam, was the primary artist for Marvel’s The ’Nam for more than five years. Wayne is one of the foremost writer/artists working in military-themed graphic nonfiction today.
About Zenith PressZenith Press publishes historical non-fiction books in narrative, illustrated and graphic formats.  Building on a core of 19th and 20th century military history in America, Zenith also publishes titles on the history of aviation, technology and science, and also in selected areas of cultural and social history - all with a distinctly American angle.  From a narrative of a famed American WWII flying squadron to an illustrated celebration of NASA’s famed Space Shuttle program to a cultural history of moonshine in the 19th and 20th centuries, Zenith books are engaging American stories with a firm historical foundation.
About comiXologyComiXology 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 one of iTunes top grossing iPad apps in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from the top 75 publishers, and including independent creators as well, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. A privately held company, comiXology is based in New York City, with offices in Los Angeles and Paris. For more information, visit www.comixology.com.   High-res

History Comes Alive!

ComiXology Now Offering Historical Graphic Novels from Zenith Press

February 19th, 2014 – Minneapolis, MN / New York, NY. – Zenith Press, a leading publisher of military history and aviation books, announces a partnership that will bring our nation’s history alive to millions of graphic novel and comic lovers worldwide. ComiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform available across the iPhoneiPadAndroidKindle FireWindows 8, and www.comixology.com  will begin offering Zenith Press’ graphic history books today.

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Comic Con India

Comic Con India 2014:

ComiXology Takes Comics Further to Comic Con India in New Dehli, India Feb 7th - 9th

ComiXology will be in attendance showcasing the comiXology platform to the burgeoning Indian digital comics fanbase & giving away free comics

February 6th, 2014 – New Delhi, India / New York, NY. – Hot off the heels of a successful journey to the Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême, comiXology – the revolutionary digital comics platform and currently the #1 Top-Grossing iPad Book App in India – sets its sights to attend Comic Con India for the first time, taking another step in the global outreach to comics fans everywhere.

“We’re excited to attend Comic Con India and greet the astounding number of comiXology fans we have there,” said comiXology co-founder & CEO David Steinberger. “There is huge demand for comics in India and many have turned to our worldwide platform to get their comics.”

Exhbiting at booth D9, comiXology will also will be taking part in the following panel at Comic Con India:

Digital Comics & Its Scope
Saturday, February 8th, 2:45 pm
Main Stage
Speakers: Ivan Salazar (comiXology), Mark Waid (Thrillbent), & Manish Dhingra (Readware)

ComiXology capped off 2013 by charting as iTunes’ #1 Top Grossing non-game iPad App for 2013 in the U.S., and the Top-Grossing iPad Book App for 2013 in France, Belgium, Germany, Spain and the UK. They recently revealed that 51% of their user base for 2013 came from outside the United States.

Where in the World Are Digial Comics Fans?

This is comiXology’s first appearance at Comic Con India which will play host to some of the biggest creators in the comic book industry including the Eisner & Harvey Award-winning Mark Waid (Thrillbent’s Insufferable) as well as acclaimed creators David Lloyd, Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon, and John Layman. Comic Con India will run from February 7th to the 9th in New Delhi, India.

With over 45,000 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 unique Guided View reading experience is available across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8, and www.comixology.com – making it the best digital platform for comic and graphic novel fans worldwide.

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. A privately held company, comiXology is based in New York City, with offices in Los Angeles and Paris. For more information, visit www.comixology.com.

Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême 2014:
ComiXology debuts 3.5 Upgrade and comixology.fr
ComiXology solidifies position in Franco-Belgian market with fully French localized 3.5 release of Android, Kindle Fire & iOS apps and the new French language comiXology.fr website.
App updates also includes the much-requested in-app Wish List feature and a new Manga Fixed Format reading experience
January 30th, 2014 – Angoulême, France / New York, NY. – Today during Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême, comiXology solidified their place in the Franco-Belgian digital market with the release of the fully internationalized iOS, Android and Kindle Fire comiXology app 3.5 update and the new comixology.fr website – all offering a fully French language localized comiXology experience whether on Android/Kindle Fire, iOS or the web at comixology.fr.
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In addition to these French language additions, fans of comiXology around the globe can now create Wish Lists in app, a much requested feature that was previously only available on the comixology.com. The 3.5 upgrade also see the debut of Manga Fixed Format – comiXology’s dedicated right-to-left full-page manga reading experience available on certain titles.
"We’re excited to have a complete French comiXology experience – from translated user experience to full BD merchandising – for comics and BD fans in Franco-Belgian countries,” said comiXology co-founder & CEO David Steinberger. “It’s a testament to the teams in Paris and New  York that we’ve become the best Bande Dessinée and comics shopping and reading experience  just one year after our initial announcement.”
The full feature list for the 3.5 upgrade for Android/Kindle Fire and iOS are:
Complete French Localization – French language UX throughout all platforms and comixology.fr
Complete French merchandising – featured Franco-Belgian content is now much easier to discover for French language consumers
Wish Lists – consumers can now tap on the Wish List button to save a book for purchasing later.
Manga Fixed Format – a dedicated right-to-left full-page manga reading experience, building upon comiXology’s existing right-to-left capabilities. Note: only available for certain books.
Android/Kindle 3.5 specific feature update also includes:
Download Notifications – consumers will be able to keep an eye on downloading books while outside the app.
ComiXology’s capped off 2013 by charting as iTunes’ #1 Top Grossing non-game iPad App for 2013 in the U.S., and the Top-Grossing iPad Book App for 2013 in France, Belgium, Germany, Spain and the UK!
At last year’s Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême, comiXology first announced it’s intention to enter the French market by announcing the opening of Paris-based comiXology Europe, the company’s first overseas subsidiary, which is spearheading international language content acquisition across Europe. French language navigation, a precursor to full French localization, was added to comiXology’s iOS and Android apps in 2013. The Franco-Belgian market is home to a ravenous base of comic book fans, which account for a $700 million annual market – roughly on par with the U.S. market.
This is comiXology’s second appearance at the Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême. Now in its 41st year, the festival is considered the premier comics show in Europe with over 200,000 attendees every year and playing host to creators, cartoonists, publishers, and fans from around the world.
With over 45,000 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 unique Guided View reading experience is available across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8, and www.comixology.com – making it the best digital platform for comic and graphic novel fans worldwide.
About comiXologyComiXology 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 one of iTunes top grossing iPad apps in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from the top 75 publishers, and including independent creators as well, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. A privately held company, comiXology is based in New York City, with offices in Los Angeles and Paris. For more information, visit www.comixology.com.

Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême 2014:

ComiXology debuts 3.5 Upgrade and comixology.fr

ComiXology solidifies position in Franco-Belgian market with fully French localized 3.5 release of Android, Kindle Fire & iOS apps and the new French language comiXology.fr website.

App updates also includes the much-requested in-app Wish List feature and a new Manga Fixed Format reading experience

January 30th, 2014 – Angoulême, France / New York, NY. – Today during Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême, comiXology solidified their place in the Franco-Belgian digital market with the release of the fully internationalized iOS, Android and Kindle Fire comiXology app 3.5 update and the new comixology.fr website – all offering a fully French language localized comiXology experience whether on Android/Kindle Fire, iOS or the web at comixology.fr.

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Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême 2014:
ComiXology Takes Comics Further at the 41st Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême in France
ComiXology brand ambassadors to showcase French publishers on comiXology and hand out codes for free comics 

January 28th, 2014 – Angoulême, France / New York, NY. – Celebrating their second year of attendance at the Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême, comiXology – the revolutionary digital comics platform and recently named #1 Top-Grossing iPad Book App in France for 2013 – returns with panel presentations and brand ambassadors giving away free books during the entire Festival!
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“It’s great to return to the Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême as we continue to expand our global presence with some great announcements this week and beyond,” said comiXology co-founder & CEO David Steinberger. “And for all of those people that will be with us at Angoulême: be sure to get your free BD!”
Here’s a list of events & giveaways comiXology will have during the Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême ‘14:
Thursday, January 30

PANEL – 4:00 – 5:00pm – A New Way To Think & Create Digital Comics With ComiXology, @ Pavillion Jeunes TalentsSpeakers: David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder & CEO), Geoffo & Mast (Creators – Marvel, Thrillbent), Emily & Simon (Creators – MediaEntity, Éditions Delcourt)

Saturday, February 1

PANEL – 5:00pm – All Forms of Digital Comics With ComiXology @ Pavillion Jeunes TalentsSpeakers: David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder & CEO), Jean-Luc Sala (Creator – Soleil Productions), Thomas Cadène (Creator – Delcourt, Dupuis, Casterman), Geoffo & Mast (Creators – Marvel, Thrillbent), Marion Amirganian (Publisher – Delcourt).

Here is a list of the free digital comics that will be handed out at the publishers’ booth:
Les Légendaires tome 1 from Delcourt
Okko tome 1 from Delcourt
Les Naufragés d’Ythaq tome 1 from Soleil
Les P’tits Diables tome 1 from Soleil
Secrets Bancaires USA tome 1 from Glénat
Special Branch tome 1 from Glénat
Freaks’ Squeele : Rouge tome 1 from Ankama
City Hall tome 1 from Ankama
Kairos tome 1 from Ankama
ComiXology capped off 2013 by charting as iTunes’ #1 Top Grossing non-game iPad App for 2013 in the U.S., and the Top-Grossing iPad Book App for 2013 in France, Belgium, Germany, Spain and the UK!
At last year’s Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême, comiXology first announced it’s intention to enter the French market by announcing the opening of Paris-based comiXology Europe, the company’s first overseas subsidiary, which is spearheading international language content acquisition across Europe. French language navigation, a precursor to full French localization, was added to comiXology’s iOS apps in June of 2013. The Franco-Belgian market is home to a ravenous base of comic book fans, which account for a $700 million annual market – roughly on par with the U.S. market.
This year marks comiXology’s second attending the Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême. Now in its 41st year, the festival is considered the premier comics show in Europe with over 200,000 attendees every year and playing host to creators, cartoonists, publishers, and fans from around the world.
With over 45,000 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 unique Guided View reading experience is available across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8, and www.comixology.com – making it the best digital platform for comic and graphic novel fans worldwide.
About comiXologyComiXology 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 one of iTunes top grossing iPad apps in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from the top 75 publishers, and including independent creators as well, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. A privately held company, comiXology is based in New York City, with offices in Los Angeles and Paris. For more information, visit www.comixology.com.

Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême 2014:

ComiXology Takes Comics Further at the 41st Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême in France

ComiXology brand ambassadors to showcase French publishers on comiXology and hand out codes for free comics

January 28th, 2014 – Angoulême, France / New York, NY. – Celebrating their second year of attendance at the Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême, comiXology – the revolutionary digital comics platform and recently named #1 Top-Grossing iPad Book App in France for 2013 – returns with panel presentations and brand ambassadors giving away free books during the entire Festival!

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