Celebrating the one-year anniversary of comiXology Submit at South by Southwest today, comiXology co-founders David Steinberger (CEO) and John D. Roberts (Director of Submit) announced the availability of the top 100 books from the Submit program for only $10 – a savings of over $300. The announcement was made from the Geek Stage at the SXSW Gaming Expo, where comiXology officially unveiled Submit last year in 2013.
Comics included in the bundle include Too Much Coffee Man, Watson and Holmes and Kyrra the Jungle Girl, among (obviously) many others.
“ComiXology Submit lets readers experience a broad range of content from creators who deserve exposure but may not be able to get the attention of print publishers, and what better way to celebrate our first anniversary than to make the top 100 Submit books available for only 10 bucks?” said John D. Roberts, Director of Submit & Digital Storytelling and comiXology co-founder. “SXSW has long been known as the place to discover new indie music and films, and today fans can now discover indie comics and graphic novels as well.”
ComiXology’s Submit platform allows independent creators and cartoonists to upload their comic book and graphic novels for sale at no cost. Once approved, comiXology does the rest, from transforming the work with comiXology’s immersive Guided View™ reading technology to making it available on comiXology’s buy once, read anywhere cloud-based digital comics platform, which includes an top grossing apps on iPad and iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire and Windows 8, and the web atwww.comixology.com. “Submitters” and comiXology equally split profits, with submitters maintaining full ownership of their work.
“It speaks volumes to the hunger readers have for diverse content that – when viewed in aggregate like a single publisher – Submit content ranked #10 in gross revenue among new releases in its first year,” said Chip Mosher, comiXology’s VP of Communications & Marketing who moderated the panel at SXSW. “We look forward to the day we finally get that submission from Antarctica!”
ComiXology Submit enables independent comics creators and cartoonists, from promising new talent to established veterans, to reach a global audience of comic book and graphic novel fans for whom comiXology already created the first viable digital marketplace for leading publishers.