Comixology launches online self-publishing platform for comic books


Digital distribution has spurred new interest in self-publishing, with storefronts like Apple’s iBookstore creating special tools for authors who work outside the traditional publisher model. At the same time, Comixology has helped bring digital versions of traditional comics into the mainstream, creating a broad platform that moved beyond either webcomics or titles from single publishing houses. Now, Comixology is launching Submit, its own publishing tool for indie authors.

Opened in private beta last year, Submit lets creators upload comics for approval. From there, Comixology reviews work to make sure it “maintains a level of professional content,” then adds it to the catalog. Besides getting a storefront, authors will have their…

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