That being said, what is the major change that is being announced? I don't understand what has change from today to tomorrow, other than Comixology turning into Diamond (as someone else said above).
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bleeding cool had a little more explanation on what this means
i personally think comparing this digital move to what marvel did in the 90's with selling only through lcbs via diamond as a little bit of a stretch
the problem with CBS are location and conviniance… if you don't live in a major metro area it can be a chore to get books. not the case with comixology.. yes this deal limits the different places you can get books (being able to get digi books in multiple apps or sites) like what happened in the 90's with diamond being the only supplier ( not grocery stores, newsstands, drugstores) but comixology is everywhere, there is no issue of connivance with them. market
normally i think competition is the best thing for a market. but with intangible digital items, it is more important to me personally to feel secure with the transaction then to be able to shop around to different "store fronts" selling the same product.
yes this will in some ways fix costs and limit the free market to establish digital pricing by not having multiple store front competing for you to buy things from them instead of the other guy. broad picture though, i expect digital pricing wars to erupt between the publishers, not the suppliers
i just got a email from marvel...check this out
digital web based marvel store
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I just got my Marvel app and comixology accounts linked today no problem. Just emailed comixology. So far I like it. Bought some Chew on discount. I did have to redownload my comics into the comixology app.
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yes yes they are
you link your marvel account with your comixology. it was so easy i can't even remember how i did it
buy book with code… redeem code at marvel.com/redeem signed in with linked account
pick up device download book from comixology
This will come as a relief to those guys who worried that Comixology might go under and take your DRM protected issues with it.
Being Marvel's exclusive digital distributor should give them stability.
On the other, no way Comixology gives up DRMs now.
This sucks for Graphic.ly and Longbox too.
Yes, this does kind of suck for Graphic.ly and Longbox. But the former already quit and Longbox had so long to get their act together, but never quite managed. Had they aimed for iOS and Web Browser first, instead of exploring other platforms, they could have won this.