Since the last post about ComiXology price rises, things have moved on.
First I have had a response from a ComiXology spokesperson:
“Yes, the pricing is accurate. A number of factors influence the prices on our stores, including pricing from content providers, taxes, and currency exchange rates. Our goal remains to always offer great customer prices.”
It still seems odd to me that even taking into consideration the taxes and exchange rates, that the digital comics are more than US and print versions of the comics.
There may be something that will relieve the pressure for UK ComiXology readers though. The UK government have just introduced a new budget, which will remove the VAT on digital media. This, as mentioned above, should lower the prices of UK comics.
We shall see…
In other news, if you want to get Dark Horse or Dynamite digital comics, it may be best to use the Dark Horse Digital app – James Bond #4 is £3.99 on ComiXology but is $3.99 on the Dark Horse app – which converts to about £3.09.