ComiXology App Will Ship With Amazon’s Kindle Fire

For you comic book lovers torn between Amazon’s upcoming Kindle Fire and the newly announced Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet — with all its reported Marvel comics goodness — here’s a bit of news to help fuel your debate. Or, perhaps, solve it.

ComiXology has officially announced their app, which features an array of thousands of comics from several publishers, will be included as a built-in with Amazon’s device and will ship with it at launch.

“Launching with a $199 price point makes Amazon’s Kindle Fire a great device for making comics accessible to the masses and the vibrant 7” screen is perfect for our Guided View™ reading system,” said CTO and co-Founder John Roberts.

This is good news for anyone who was worried the Nook Tablet might have the advantage over the Kindle Fire in the comic book reader competition. ComiXology has so many great comics it doesn’t seem like those who ordered a Kindle Fire, and wanted to use it to read comics, have any reason to be jealous of their Nook-using pals.

The Amazon Kindle Fire is available for pre-order now. Although, if you want one any time soon you better hurry as demand has been pretty big.

Check out the full press release from ComiXology after the break.

November 8th, 2011 – New York, NY — ComiXology, the leading distributor of digital comics, is proud to announce the launch of their Comics by comiXology App for Kindle Fire and the Amazon Appstore for Android. Debuting as one of the free apps on Amazon’s Kindle Fire, comiXology’s Comics App will deliver to Amazon’s Kindle Fire users the best-of-class digital comic book reader, store and retail locator. ComiXology has thousands of comic books from the top-selling publishers, offering a wide array of comic books for readers of all types.

“Comics have arrived!” said David Steinberger, CEO and co-founder of comiXology. “Today’s news opens up a whole new audience to the world of comic books. We’ve worked long and hard to become the leader in the field of digital comics and this opportunity enables us to turn a whole new generation of people into comic book fans…and we can’t wait to do just that!”

“Launching with a $199 price point makes Amazon’s Kindle Fire a great device for making comics accessible to the masses and the vibrant 7” screen is perfect for our Guided View™ reading system,” said CTO and co-Founder John Roberts.

The landmark debut of the Comics by comiXology App on Amazon’s Kindle Fire joins comiXology’s family of apps and solidifies comiXology’s dominance in the digital comic book arena. Once logged into their comiXology account, users can read purchases they have made on the Comics by comiXology platform. The Comics App on Amazon’s Kindle Fire syncs with all other iterations of the Comics App on all the different platforms; delivering to comiXology users a true “buy once, read anywhere” end-user experience.

Comixology’s most recent milestone was being able to offer almost 50% of all new comics released the same-day-as-print, signaling a sea change in the comic book publishing landscape and making Comics by comiXology the destination app for all consumers wanted to reader the latest and greatest comic book in digital format.

About comiXology Since 2007 comiXology has been developing the technological infrastructure to bring comics into the digital mainstream and expose new audiences to the rich history and culture of the industry. Through partnerships with top comic book publishers including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, IDW Publishing, Archaia Entertainment, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment and Image Comics as well as their own mobile and web apps which host over 14,000 digital titles, comiXology has become a leader in digital comic book proliferation. Also focused on creating strong ties with retail stores through its technology solutions, comiXology continues to transform the previously fragmented comic ecosystem into a vibrant and cohesive marketplace.

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