Madefire Announces ‘Free Fridays’

Every single Friday until midnight that day, a new popular title from Madefire’s Motion Book store will be featured free

Madefire's Free Friday

Madefire announced today, that starting this Friday, September 12th, they will be giving away for free one new title from popular publishers to include IDW, Valiant, iTV, Boom!, as well as Madefire Originals and Indie books (and much more) free of charge every single Friday of the week starting at 11:59pm PST on Thursday and ending at midnight PST on Friday. The Madefire Motion Books & Comics app on iOS and Android along with web partner deviantART will host each specific weekly feature on their respective storefront and will be available without the price tag.


“Free Friday is all about discovery – being bold, checking out the possibilities, and being inspired with a creator-first approach to try something new,” said Madefire CCO and Co-Founder Liam Sharp.


The first Free Friday offering — originally priced at $3.99 an issue — includes the visual presentation of the much-discussed, unrevised, unadulterated version of Harlan Ellison’s award-winning Star Trek teleplay script, The City On The Edge Of Forever #1 by IDW. This Hugo- and Writer’s Guild of America Award-winning teleplay has been much discussed for decades – now you can read and experience the story as Mr. Ellison originally intended with the Madefire Motion Book treatment – and all for free.


Empowering independent creators with a user-friendly, zero budget solution to publish their own stories, Madefire rolled out full access to its powerful online storytelling tool for all independent artists and creators in July. The Motion Book Tool allows creators to break free from the conventional structures of sequential storytelling, and enables them to create and share their visual stories digitally.


Designed for reading on a screen, Motion Books are available on all iOS, Android and Windows 8 devices as well as the web. The Madefire app has been 5-star rated since launch, and was recently awarded App Store’s Editors’ Pick (2014), Best New Apps (2014), Best of July (2014) and Best of 2012 on the initial launch. Their web-reading partner is social network and creative giant, the largest creative community in the world.


About Madefire

Founded in 2011 by Ben Wolstenholme, Liam Sharp and Eugene Walden, Madefire is a media and technology company. Madefire has built the Motion Books publishing platform that provides artists, writers and publishers tools for creating a new reading format called Motion Books. Madefire is backed by Toni Schneider at True Ventures, The former CEO of Automattic, makers of WordPress, as well as Bill Woodward (Anthem Ventures, former Chairman of Macromedia). The Advisory Board also includes industry leaders Mike McCue, CEO and Founder of Flipboard, angel investor Sina Tamaddon, former Senior Vice President of Applications for Apple Inc, Dave Gibbons, co-creator of Watchmen, the bestselling graphic novel of all time, and Bill Sienkiewicz, widely recognized as one of the greatest innovators of sequential art. For more information go to

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