Media Release — San Francisco, CA – August 10, 2009 – eigoMANGA and Iconology Inc. is pleased to announce that eigoMANGA’s comic titles are available for the iPhone via the Comics by comiXology App which is available on the iTunes Store. The Comics by comiXology App is a digital comic store, library and reader for iPhone and iPod touch featuring Original English Language (OEL) manga from eigoMANGA in addition to over 100 titles available from twenty popular comic publishers and independent comic writers.
“The stunning display and innovative multi-touch user interface of iPhone and iPod touch have finally made comics appealing in a digital format,” said David Steinberger, CEO of Iconology, Inc. “By combining great comics with iPhone OS 3.0’s In-App Purchasing and location awareness features we are creating a revolution in the way comics are sold and read which could only happen with iPhone and iPod touch.”
The Comics by comiXology App heralds an entirely new comic book publishing and connected commerce model. With the Comics by comiXology app, comic book enthusiasts can not only read their eigoMANGA comics in a format designed to preserve the comic book experience on an iPhone or iPod touch, but also locate and connect with local retailers to purchase the printed version of the titles.
Through relationships with comic book retailers, Comics by comiXology will increase both digital and print sales of eigoMANGA’s publication and deliver a powerful mobile marketing tool for comic book publishers and retailers.
Comics by comiXology offers a “guided view” that keeps the entire page of a comic intact, unlike other solutions where the page is cut into individual pictures the user browses like a photo application. Comics by comiXology is a reader app that contains all a user’s comics and offers its own digital comics store that supports many eigoMANGA comic titles.
The Comics by comiXology App is now available, including free eigoMANGA comic titles from the Rumble Pak and Sakura Pakk series, for $0.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.
eigoMANGA is a comic book publishing studio company that produces original Japanese-influenced comics as well as develop business and marketing projects geared towards the anime industry. For more information, visit www.eigoMANGA.com
About Iconology, Inc.
Since 2007, Iconology, Inc. has been working to expose more people to the world of comics
through comiXology.com and related applications. comiXology.com, comic book retailer tools,
iPhone and Blackberry apps and digital comics are all connected through the comiXology
platform. For more information, visit www.iconology.com.