Over at The Beat there is some highlights on the ICv2 Conference.
Some digital highlights for you all:
In digital the story wasâ€¦.growing. Duh. He estimated sales had doubled from 2009 in 2010 and are somewhere between $6 and $18 million a year. (Yes a big span.) Although the growth is clearly spurred by iOS, Android and web sales are coming on strong.
I think there are going to be more increases in the Nook & Kindle in the future as iOS just lead the charge!
Dark Horseâ€™sÂ Mike RichardsonÂ talked about â€œmotion comics v.2â€³ that Dark Horse is developing which will be more expensive but also more dramatic and interesting with actual direction and so on.
Although Dark Horse got onÂ relativelyÂ late – there offerings have been solid, as has thir marketing, so I am expecting great things from them!
Panelflyâ€™sÂ Ed LangÂ talked about their new business plan which involves an app which will integrate content from ALL different media â€” although he didnâ€™t go into detail it sounds like a way to search for, say, a Burn Notice comic, and also find all the episodes streaming on Hulu.
I have always been a little frustrated personally with PanelFly – because I can’t get it in the UK! – Yet?
IDWâ€™sÂ Ted AdamsÂ made some headlines, as always, with actual numbers. IDWâ€™s digital sales have gone from 1% of revenue a year ago to 3% now. Of that, 99% is via app sales â€” however, IDW does not have a huge web sales presence, as was noted by the next panelâ€™sÂ David SteinbergerÂ of ComiXOlogy, who said their own web sales are robust.
The final panel was more of a open ended â€œprint to digitalâ€ panel with DCâ€™sÂ Bob Wayne, Diamondâ€™sÂ Bill Schanes, GeekChicDailyâ€™sÂ Peter Levin,Â retailerÂ Joe Field, ComiXologyâ€™sDavid Steinberger, and polymathÂ Mark Waid. After a couple of opening questions from moderator Calvin Reid, the questions went to the audience, and the panel turned into another one of those anxious â€œwe donâ€™t know what the hell is going to happen but something is going to happenâ€ panels where people wonder if digital is going to kill their business. This was best expressed by Waid. Steinberger was the star of the show however, noting that Comixology has been the top grossing book app on iTunes for several weeks now.