Amazon has a acquired the popular digital comic book service, comiXology for an undisclosed amount. ComiXology, which was founded in 2007, has hundreds of millions of users and offers apps for all of your devices. Its library includes digital comic book content from over 75 of the top publishers as well as top independent creators. Following the acquisition, comiXology’s headquarters will remain in New York and Amazon will retain the branding, and support the existing apps. Amazon is also expecting find ways to make both comiXology and Kindle work better together. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014.
“ComiXology’s mission is to spread the love of comics and graphic novels in all forms,” said David Steinberger, co-founder and CEO of comiXology. “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.”
“Amazon and comiXology share a passion for reinventing reading in a digital world,” said David Naggar, Amazon Vice President, Content Acquisition and Independent Publishing. “We’ve long admired the passion comiXology brings to changing the way we buy and read comics and graphic novels. We look forward to investing in the business, growing the team, and together, bringing comics and graphic novels to even more readers.”