ComiXology Unlimited Raises More Questions That It Answers For Comic Creators

Posted by May 24, 2016 Comment

The readers seem happy with the idea of ComiXology Unlimited, a new all-you-can service from ComiXology featuring a number of non-Big Two publishers and big name comics. It’s focused on introductory volumes with the intent of increasing readership.

But there are lots of worries from creators to this model.

https://twitter.com/cameronMstewart/status/735138077161730052

Some seemed rather concerned to find work they didn’t expect on there.

Especially those creators of creator-owned titles who didn’t know this before it was coming.

Well, Dark Horse, it seemed were ahead of the game.

https://twitter.com/brianwood/status/735168919867129856

But not everyone at IDW…

 

Or at Image Comics.

The CBR interview with ComiXology’s David Steinberger says it “answered the big questions” but they were mostly stymied by them.

How will royalties for creators will work? Again, this is another example of it being a different model for comics that we haven’t really seen before, not at this scale.

All of our business terms are private, confidential between us and our partners.

But maybe that actually gave us the answer as to why a number of comic book creators weren’t told. Business terms are private.

https://twitter.com/warrenellis/status/735136987527675906

I bet they are. Oh, one more thing from that interview.

Is there any consideration at this point for content created exclusively for the service?

Nothing to announce for that, no.

So, yes, then….

 

(Last Updated May 24, 2016 9:55 pm )

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