Amazon acquires comiXology

Amazon acquires comiXology

Amazon has acquired comiXology, a US-based digital comic book platform.
 
David Steinberger, comiXology c.e.o., confirmed the sale on a post on the website, saying the deal will help make “every person on the planet a comics fan”.
 
He said: “ComiXology will retain its identity as an Amazon subsidiary and we’re not anywhere near done taking comics further. We are confident that – with Amazon by our side, who shares our desire for innovation and a relentless focus on customers – we’ve only just begun.”
 
Amazon v.p. David Naggar said comiXology has a passion for changing the way we buy and read comics and graphic novels.
 
“We look forward to investing in the business, growing the team, and together, bringing comics and graphic novels to even more readers,” he said in a statement.
 
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Subject to various closing conditions, the acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014.
 
Founded in 2007, comiXology offers a library of digital comic book content from companies such as Marvel, accessible via an iPad app. It is based in New York where it will remain after the deal has taken place. It also has a European office in Paris.