Delcourt Group & comiXology sign an agreement for digital distribution
Delcourt Group (Editions Delcourt, Soleil Productions & Tonkam) & comiXology announce their partnership with the launch of an updated version of Walking Dead iOS app, including the 17th volume published by Delcourt in French.
January 31, 2013 – Paris, France / New York, NY – During the Angoulême International Comic Book Festival, Delcourt Group, the leading independent comic book group on the French market (17.4% market share), announced its agreement to distribute its catalog on digital through comiXology, the revolutionary digital comics platform (with more than 30,000 comics and graphic novels from 75 publishers).
Based in the United States with a new office to open in Paris, comiXology offers the widest selection of English language digital comics and graphic novels worldwide. Combining multiplatform accessibility with an amazing shopping and reading experience – through Guided View – comiXology’s iPad app is the only app to make Apple’s Top Ten Grossing iPad list for 2 years consecutively.
To celebrate the announcement, comiXology has released an updated version of its popularWalking Dead iOS app that not only includes a French language interface but also all of Delcourt’s previously published French language collected editions – including the 17th volume that Delcourt just released on January 30th. All 17 French language volumes of The Walking Dead will also be available for purchase across comiXology’s entire platform including iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 & the Web in certain European markets with plans to expand worldwide shortly.
The entire catalog of digital Editions Delcourt and Soleil (600 titles currently 1200 to end of 2013) will be progressively online in the first half of 2013 throughout the comiXology platform. ComiXology and Delcourt also plan to launch an application dedicated to Lanfeust of Troyand other Arleston series attached to this universe.
This agreement is part of a strategic approach, for each partner: an international push for comiXology and a sustained growth in the digital world for the Delcourt Group.
About comiXology :
Founded in 2007 with the mission of bringing comics to people everywhere, comiXology has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel world. With the development of the comiXology digital comics platform – with buy-once, read-anywhere availability acrossiPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 & the Web – comiXology provides the easiest way worldwide for people to enjoy comics anywhere they happen to be! Regularly ranking as the top grossing iPad app in the entire iTunes App Store, comiXology is one of the leading drivers of the iPad economy. Providing the most digital comics on the most devices, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has been turned into a comic book fan.
About Delcourt :
Delcourt was the first major group to offer its comic books through Apple’s iBookstore in December 2011, with Hachette distributing it digitally.
With an extensive catalog of more than 6500 titles (3000 for Delcourt, 2300 for Soleil & 1200 for Tonkam), Delcourt Group has earned 56 million euros revenue. With a market share of 17.4%, it is the second largest and the first independent French comic book group.