*3 Reasons +Amazon.com investors should love the +comiXology deal: http://bit.ly/1lWKWO6* #comics #AMZN $AMZN
That’s a closer look at the shop I frequent, AAMAZING FANTASY COMICS in Littleton, Colo.
From the article:
"And yet getting a copy of the latest issue of The Walking Dead still isn’t anything like buying the latest best-seller. Print comics are generally sold through a direct market of comic book retailers spanning about 2,600 accounts as of September, according to data supplied by Diamond Comic Distributors. By contrast, there are more than 10,000 independent and chain bookstores operating in the U.S. today.
Digital bridges the gap. Buying a single issue or collected edition at comiXology is no more difficult than ordering an e-book from the Kindle Store. Steinberger sees the genre attracting more readers as a result. “A lot of our business is brand-new business that has never existed,” he said in an interview at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con. If he’s right — and I think he is — then this team-up should make it even easier to sell to new readers, especially those who stream or buy comics-inspired movies and TV shows.”