So…if you’re not a fan of the continuing centralization of our media into the hands of a select few, you might want to look away for this one. Amazon.com recently announced that they would be purchasing comiXology, the exceedingly successful platform for distributing and consuming comics digitally.
Is this a good or a bad thing? Amazon has long been on an almost vindictive mission to run brick and mortar stores out of business, and comiXology makes another good weapon in that fight. On the other hand, Amazon’s short story singles downloadable for the Kindle have reputedly been an interesting and effective means of distribution for many authors.
Ah, who knows? There are a lot of potential pinnacles and pitfalls for consumers in this deal. All we can really ask is that they don’t mess comiXology up completely.Source: comixology