Mar 11, 2013
One of the best apps for buying comics digitally, Comixology, has decided to open its door to independent comics creators with their new Comixology Submit program, as reported by IGN (via Cult of Android). What this lets those with comics that they want to distribute to the world is to submit to Comixology, which they will then curate to offer only the best selections. According to their FAQ, “The approval process is a work in progress. First and foremost, we want to maintain a level of professional content that comiXology users have come to expect from our platform. What the definition of professional content is will certainly be something that we refine as we progress into this brave new world.” So this is definitely something where
Once accepted by Comixology Submit, the comic is available in the same store as Marvel, DC, and other major comic publishers; issues of these comics are available wherever Comixology is available. This is big: consider what the open nature of app stores has done for independent developers, though Comixology is keeping a tighter grip on what they’re allowing in, presumably in the name of quality. As well, they’re keeping a bigger cut of the profits than what most app stores do with a 50-50 split, which is costly for distribution alone. Still, it’s easier than going through other methods, including the tried-and-usually-untrue Xerox method. Submission is also free, and creators retain the rights to their work. Those interested in submitting their work can do so here, and those who want to check out Comixology Submit works can do so from this link or check out the new featured section in the app.