Graphicly Presents Self-Publishing Tools For Digital Comics

Self-Publishing Tools For Digital Comics

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The self-publishing arena is now open to comic book creators!

Digital comic book distribution company Graphicly has announced a set of self-publishing tools that will allow writers and artists to convert, distribute and promote digital comic books through online storefronts like iBooks, and the Nook and Kindle stores. More from Micah Baldwin, Graphicly founder/CEO:

By opening up our proven digital distribution platform, we now provide these services, while giving authors and publishers full control of their content and revenue streams and a deep understanding of how readers are engaging with their content. We believe our customer’s books should be available in every marketplace imaginable, with the knowledge and support to properly market and promote them.

This is exciting news, as tablets and eReaders are great for reading and distributing comics. I occasionally buy comics to read on my iPad, and I would do it more if they weren't so expensive. (Really Marvel? $3.99 for Ultimate Spider-man?! Ugh.) Maybe a self-publishing component will help make pricing more competitive and sensible? Perchance to dream. 

Regardless, more flexibility and access for creators is always a good thing. 

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. January 25, 2012 - 10:44am

I use comixology almost exclusively because it's the one that comes with the Kindle Fire.  Now, if I could get an app for graphicly on the kindle fire... then we'd be rolling.  

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Van from Asheville, North Carolina is reading The Viriconium Series' (audiobook) and various EuroComics, like 'Aldebaran January 26, 2012 - 12:28pm

@bryanhowie - I haven't tried it with Graphicly, but you can probably side-load the Graphicly app from any other Android device, using your computer as a bridge.

If you have a file-manager on your Android phone, or what have you, that makes back-ups of apps, you can then move that back-up from your SD card and onto your Kindle Fire, through your computer.  Then, you just go to the settings of the Kindle, go to "Options" and find the option to "Allow Installation of Applications From Unknown Sources."  Then use ES File Manager, or any other one from the Amazon Market, to open the back-up .apk file.  This will install it.

In case you wanted to give it a shot, that is...some folks don't like playing with their Kindle that way.  But I can tell you it's completely within the Terms of Service...anything you put on your Kindle that doesn't involve rooting it should not void a waranty.  

As long as the apps aren't Google specific (apparently, Google and Amazon aren't playing nicely together) the app should work.  Also, the worst thing that could happen if it doesn't work is that it doesn't install.  No harm, no foul.