I find it somewhat ironic that, at the same time publishers are scrambling to fill ill-advised budget gaps left by their blind co-dependence on Borders, HarperCollins decides to play hardball with the one channel that offers the maximum combination of discoverability and NON-RETURNABILITY.
Beyond the sessions, the best part of any conference is being able to spend time talking to smart people from a variety of backgrounds, and both WDC11 and DBW11 are sponsoring fun gatherings to accommodate that.
"No licensing fees to Apple means we can pay our creators more while offering readers lower prices."
If there's one area of publishing where the "game-changing" hype around the iPad has substance, it's comic books. While comics have been in digital formats, legally and otherwise, for years, few would argue that Apple's sleek tablet is the first platform to offer an optimal digital reading and purchasing experience, from comiXology's innovative Guided View … Continue reading Comics Publishers Recognize Digital Opportunity
From a fragile network of brick-and-mortar direct market retailers and the often fickle tastes of hardcore, social media-savvy fans, to online piracy and the tantalizing possibilities of the iPad, comic books have been out on the bleeding edge of the digital transition for years. While some comics publishers have had success expanding beyond the limited … Continue reading Can Digital Expand the Audience for Comic Books?