In a press release and message issued by comiXology PR and in a message from CEO David Steinberger, it was announced that Amazon will acquire comiXology.
According to the message:
ComiXology will retain its identity as an Amazon subsidiary and we’re not anywhere near done “taking comics further.” We are confident that – with Amazon by our side, who shares our desire for innovation and a relentless focus on customers – we’ve only just begun.
This is very exciting news as Amazon and comiXology have both innovated the digital reading experience. In addition Amazon and comiXology also have multiple self-publishing options including those for fan-derived works and original comics. We look forward to covering the developments.
The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed and it is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014.