With all this digital distribution taking place in the comics world, it’s hard not to worry about the little guy sometimes. You know, your local comic book shop. That’s where the new Digital Affiliate Storefront Program, just unveiled at C2E2, comes in.
The new program will put a digital storefront and ComiXology’s acclaimed reader software on retailer’s own websites! Tons of publishers have signed up for the affiliate program including BOOM! Studios, Image Comics and Dynamite Entertainment. Now, there is even a stand alone DC Comics storefront available for those who just can’t get enough of DC characters like Batman and the Green Lantern!
Here’s a bit from the press release:
“Publishers have quickly recognized that the Digital Storefront Affiliate Program is a win-win situation for both themselves and the retailers to sell more comics,” said David Steinberger, CEO of comiXology. “Having DC, Image, BOOM!, Dynamite and all the other publishers on board shows their continued commitment to the vibrant retailer community and ability to continually innovate.”
“We are pleased once again to work with comiXology on a truly significant program to create new opportunities for publishers to distribute their work and grow the market,” said Hank Kanalz, SVP Digital, DC Entertainment. “The Digital Storefront Affiliate Program enables all comic book publishers to strengthen their relationships with retailers and put them in a better position to flourish.”
This is great not only for the fans but for the retailers themselves. This new program is giving retailers another great way to sell comics and if you happen to be one of those retailers you need to go fill out comiXology's more info form right now to get your digital storefront rolling!
Bookmark this page! We’ve got a team on the front lines at C2E2 right now and we will be posting an interview with comiXology CEO David Steinberger very soon! In the meantime you can take a look at the full list of publishers coming to the Digital Storefront Affiliate Program below!
A First Salvo
A Wave Blue World
Evil Twin Comics
Image Comics (including imprints)
Th3rd World Studios