Today DC Comics became the first comic book publisher to make its weekly comic catalog available on the iBookstore as well as Kindle and Nook stores. We’ve had graphic novels before, and both DC and Marvel have their own apps, but this expansion, according to DC, is about giving comic book fans the choice they want to get their weekly fix.
Are you a comic book fan? If you are then you know exactly what today is—it’s new comic book day. And while the electronic age has made it possible to get your new comics with an app—I like Marvel myself if I’m picking up a comic—but it’s always been use their app or nothing. That’s what makes this so exciting. Publishers are making the switch to all digital. From books, to magazines, to comics we’re moving from paper to ones and zeros.
The big question has always been whether or not comic publishers are making money at this. Turns out, yes.
According to TechCrunch and DC sales of digital comics are up 197% year-over-year.
Yeah, not bad. Not to mention the fact that DC isn’t giving up their other digital outlets. Publish everywhere, you get to choose where to read.
What do you think? Are you going to buy your comics from for Kindle, Nook, or iBooks?