Amazon purchases Comixology, the Kindle Store of comic books

Callum Tennent
April 11, 2014

Big plans could be afoot at the world’s number one eBook distributer, as Amazon has recently announced its purchase of Comixology.

Comixology is a hugely popular digital comic book retailer. It’s done a fantastic job with bringing comics into the modern age, and its app for mobile makes reading graphic novels and keeping up to date with your favourite comics a breeze. It’s often been referred to as the Kindle Store of comic books, so it should only make sense that Amazon should acquire it.

And what an acquisition it could be – the comic book industry boasts more variety than ever before, with hundreds of millions of issues still selling every year in the US alone. Of course Amazon’s most popular models of Kindle eReader function only in black and white, but with its Fire range of tablets getting more and more popular they could be the perfect home for Comixology.

Financial details behind the acquisition remain undisclosed, as are Amazon’s future plans for the service – and what’s to become of the iOS and Android apps. Could we even be seeing a comic book eReader in the future?

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Callum Tennent

International playboy/tech journalist.

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