Amazon is acquiring digital comics platform comiXology. No numbers have been mentioned in the press release, but chances are the retail giant / infrastructure provider had to pay a hefty premium for the service that has been operating for so long.
ComiXology’s mission is to spread the love of comics and graphic novels in all forms. There is no better home for comiXology than Amazon to see this vision through. Working together, we look to accelerate a new age for comic books and graphic novels.
Somehow we agree with this statement. Who’s better to help the company keep growing than Amazon, which used to be known as world’s biggest bookstore, and these days it’s selling pretty much everything, web services included.
According to Amazon’s VP of Content Acquisition and Independent Publishing David Naggar, comiXology shares Amazon’s passion for reinventing reading in a digital world. “We’ve long admired the passion comiXology brings to changing the way we buy and read comics and graphic novels,” he said. “We look forward to investing in the business, growing the team, and together, bringing comics and graphic novels to even more readers.”
It’s not clear whether Amazon will simply integrate comiXology into its Kindle offering or let it run as a separate service.