Amazon, Comixology and Marvel have just signed a new multi-year agreement. Comixology will continue to power the Marvel Comics app and customers can continue to make in-app purchases. In addition for the first time ever, single issue comics will be listed on the Kindle Store.
The new agreement that was signed today allows comiXology to continue to distribute Marvel's English language single issue, trades and graphic novels via the comiXology apps on Fire tablets, iPhone, iPad, Android devices and the web at comixology.com. ComiXology will also continue to power the Marvel Comics app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices as well as the Marvel Digital Comic Shop. What's new for fans and readers is that over 12,000 single issue digital comic books will become available for sale on the Amazon Kindle Store on June 18, 2015 and will be available on the Amazon Kindle platform around the world.
Since Marvel and comiXology first worked together to create the Marvel Comics app for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, the Marvel apps for these platforms have had a combined 15 million downloads. The Marvel Comics app has been the #1 grossing book app for iOS in 2015 and the #1 grossing app in the Comics Category in the Google Play app store for 2015. New fans, across all demographics, attracted to Marvel's amazing characters through top-grossing movies, critically-acclaimed TV series, and ground breaking new publishing series have driven titles like Daredevil, Spider-Gwen, and Rocket Raccoon to record sales, alongside perennial favorites like Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
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Love it or hate it, it's hard to deny that Grey by E.L. James will be one of the biggest reads this summer. This book will appease avid fans while they wait for the next film's release in 2017.
Grey revisits Christian and Ana's love story from the point of view of Christian. In the previous books, Christian's emotions are hard to read, but here, fans will love being able to see important moments from his perspective like the first time he meets Ana.
Readers will appreciate the new insight Christian provides, as well as the same steamy language that got people hooked the first time. With potential sequels on the way, this is not the last we'll see of these characters.
Stock up on copies now as this is sure to be a high circing title for a long, long time! And for additional Fifty Shades of Grey Read-Alikes, click here.
Alex Eames from Raspi.TV has done my job for me today: here’s a video interview with Albert “Winkleink” Hickey from this month’s Cambridge Raspberry Jam, and a demo of his simply outrageous Flappy Brain game, which is controlled using nothing but your brain. (And an EEG monitor, an Arduino and a Pi.)
Albert says he plans to write up kit and code soon; we’ll be keeping an eye on his website for that, and will add a link here when it’s done. Thanks both! (I’m now going to experiment with refraining from blinking when I concentrate.)