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iVerse Media Announces Digital Distribution Agreement With Archaia Entertainment
Award-winning publisher will also participate in new library distribution platform as part of their growing educational outreach.
Digital comics provider iVerse Media announced today, they will begin distributing titles from award-winning graphic novel publisher Archaia Entertainment. With an outstanding catalog of comics and graphic novels—including the Eisner Award-winning Mouse Guard and Return of the Dapper Men; fan-favorite series such as Rust, Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal, and Fraggle Rock; and new releases such as Cursed Pirate Girl and Iron: Or, the War After—Archaia will be the latest publisher to join the rapidly expanding offerings of the Comics Plus app from iVerse.
iVerse Media founder and CEO Michael Murphey said, “Archaia has established a
brilliant quality and aesthetic of storytelling that we are proud to be associated with.
With Mouse Guard leading the way, our Comics Plus: Library Edition app will have an
even greater value for the library market.”
In addition to the Comics Plus app, Archaia’s titles will be made available to librarians
and their patrons everywhere via the Comics Plus: Library Edition app, which makes
thousands of high-quality titles accessible to school and library patrons on any device,
anywhere, and at any time. Brodart Company is the library reseller representing iVerse
for the library market.
”We’re excited to partner with iVerse as our strategy this year is to expand digital
outreach to additional platforms and markets, and with iVerse, we are doing both,”
said Archaia President Jack Cummins. “We are particularly thrilled to be part of the
launch of the Library Edition. We have sought to continually offer quality content to
young readers and we’ve always valued our relationship and presence within schools
and libraries. This platform will help stimulate a new audience of young readers
through the growing array of everyday digital devices.”
Archaia titles will begin appearing on the Comics Plus app in March.
About iVerse Media. LLC
iVerse Media (http://www.iversemedia.com) is a leading digital content distributor
focused on the world of comics and popular culture. Founded in 2008, the company
was one of the first to launch digital comics on mobile devices. With millions of iVerse
powered products having been downloaded, the “iVerse Engine” continues to be one of
the most popular and widely used platforms for reading digital comics in the world. In
2012, iVerse expanded its digital presence by launching ComicsPlus for iOS, Android
and the web. The company is principally located in Waco, TX. For more information,
About Archaia Entertainment, LLC
Archaia is a multi-award-winning graphic novel publisher with more than 75 renowned
publishing brands, including such domestic and international hits as Mouse Guard,
Return of the Dapper Men, Rust, Gunnerkrigg Court, Old City Blues, Awakening, The
Killer, Syndrome, Artesia; and an entire line of The Jim Henson Company graphic
novels, such as Tale of Sand, The Dark Crystal, The Storyteller, and Fraggle Rock.
Archaia has built an unparalleled reputation for producing meaningful content that
perpetually transforms minds, building one of the industry’s most visually stunning
and eclectic slates of graphic novels. In 2012, Archaia was honored with six Harvey
Award nominations, two Harvey Awards, six Eisner nominations, and three Eisner
Awards (Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand won for Best Graphic Album–New, Best Penciller/
Inker, and Best Publication Design). Also in 2012, Archaia earned both Gold and Silver
awards from ForeWord Reviews. In 2011, Archaia was honored with nine Eisner Awards
nominations and two Eisner Awards for Best Graphic Album and Best Anthology.
Archaia was named Graphic Novel Publisher of the Year by Ain’t It Cool News, Comic
Related, and Graphic Policy, which honored the publisher two years in a row. In
addition to print and digital publications, Archaia has successfully emerged as a
prolific storyteller in all facets of the entertainment industry, extending their popular
brands into film, television, gaming, and branded digital media. For more information,
visit the Archaia website at www.archaia.com.
Since 1939 libraries have been able to turn to Brodart for everything from shelf-ready
books to electronic ordering systems, high quality furniture, and supplies. From
humble beginnings, Brodart has grown to become an international company, serving
libraries from the Northwest Territories to the Pacific Rim, with facilities in the United
States and Canada. Brodart truly has evolved into a full-service library company.