*3 Reasons +Amazon.com investors should love the +comiXology deal: http://bit.ly/1lWKWO6*  #comics   #AMZN  $AMZNThat’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.”http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/6yRK

*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.”

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/6yRK

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One more post today, if only because I’m geeking out over the new Web series Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, a prequel to the reimagined TV series produced by Syfy and Machinima and broadcast via YouTube. To me, it’s precisely the sort of original programming that makes YT’s custom channels so amazing.

So why you should care about this as an investor? Simple: Every time an amazing new series debuts on YouTube it proves that, like Netflix and Amazon, the platform is every bit as capable as a cable or satellite operator when it comes to distributing great content.

Concrete proof that it would be stupid for Netflix to sell right now

According to the latest data from Sandvine, Netflix now accounts for 32.9% of “downstream” prime time Internet traffic. YouTube ranks next at 14.8% while Amazon nets just 1.8%. Why sell when you have this large an advantage? More importantly, why sell when your core business is trading on the cheap?

Source: Sandvine via AllThingsD

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