IDW Takes Most Content Same Day Digital With comiXology
IDW titles have been available on comiXology for a few months, the publisher has expanded their partnership with the digital distributor in a major way. Digital content and all title-specific iOS apps are now powered by comiXology, making the content available online and on Android/iOS/Kindle devices via one centralized service (though digital content is also available through outlets such as the Nook store and iBooks as well). What’s more, starting today all IDW Publishing titles will be available in print and digitally on the same day.
All of IDW’s new digital offerings will be sold for the same cover price as the publisher’s print comics, much the way Marvel sells its periodicals. Unlike DC Comics (and now Dark Horse, through its own service), IDW doesn’t plan to utilize parity pricing and offer reduced prices after two weeks of release.
IDW’s title-specific iOS apps making the jump to comiXology include Transformers, G.I. Joe, Star Trek, True Blood, Doctor Who and 30 Days of Night.From IDW’s official press release:
“IDW has always been dedicated to making our comics and graphic novels as accessible as possible on as many platforms as possible, and this deeper IDW-comiXology relationship continues that commitment,” said IDW CEO and Publisher Ted Adams. “We are strong believers that digital comics expand the reach of these books and consistently bring new readers into the industry.”
IDW’s title-specific apps and storefront were previously powered by iVerse. Purchases from those apps will automatically become available on the new comiXology platforms, meaning fans will retain their previous purchases.