The world’s largest bookseller Amazon expanded its digital media offering when it acquired digital comics platform Comixology on April 10 for an undisclosed sum of money.
Comixology is an online comic book and graphic novel seller that offers over 50,000 digital versions of comics and graphic novels from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics and many more. Comixology’s platform also powers many other comic apps, including Marvel Comics and DC Comics.
Comixology’s mobile app Comics is known for consistently maintaining a high rank on the top grossing charts for both the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Comics Brings Home the Bacon on Wednesdays
Comixology releases new content for Comics every Wednesday. In accordance with Comics’ content refresh every week, we saw weekly revenue increases on a consistent basis on the U.S. Apple App Store (past six months from October 14, 2013 to April 12, 2014). This is also reflected in the grossing ranks, which typically displayed weekly peaks on both the iPhone and iPad platforms (shown below).