ICv2 – ComiXology Tops 50 Million Comics

This just in from ICv2 – This includes, iPhone, Android and online as well as the Kindle fire. Not a figure to be sneezed at I think!

 

ComiXology customers have downloaded over 50 million comics since launch, comiXology CEO David Steinberger told ICv2 in a recent interview, with over five million of those coming in December of 2011 alone. The Comics by comiXology app launched for the iPhone and iPod in July of 2009. ComiXology’s digital comics platform was extended to the iPad when it was launched in April of 2010, to the Web in July of 2010, and to Android in December of that year. And in December 2011, the Kindle Fire was added as a platform.  

“This milestone shows the tremendous demand for digital comics from comiXology and the strength of our partnerships and reach, from device manufacturers to publishers to brick-and-mortar retailers,” comiXology CEO David Steinberger told ICv2 in an exclusive interview. “And it shows the huge opportunities that exist to grow the comics market by bringing in new or lapsed readers that want a digital option for reading comics.”

ICv2 notes that the five million comics downloaded in December 2011 compares to roughly 6.4 million comics and graphic novels sold into the comic store market in the same period (an ICv2 estimate based on sales indexes released by Diamond Comic Distributors). It’s not a direct comparison, because a significant percentage of the 5 million comics downloaded were free (which would compare to “pass-along” circulation for physical comics), but it gives some scale to the December download number.

Read the rest at ICv2 – ComiXology Tops 50 Million Comics.

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