Local Comics Shops and The Comixology/Amazon Deal
When I heard about Amazon’s acquisition of Comixology, I was initially excited. My favorite online comics source now has an amazing retail engine behind it and will hopefully be able to offer some fantastic benefits to their loyal customers.
But I love, love my local comics shop, Local Heroes. So, knowing the sheer breadth of Amazon’s reach, the deal also left me with the sinking feeling that Comixology’s pull-list-to-LCS functionality would go away in favor of sourcing printed issues solely from Amazon. So I asked Comixology’s CEO David Steinberger:
@stonemtn Congrats on the Amazon deal! Question: How will pull lists be affected? Will I still be able to reserve print issues from my LCS?— Alan McCoy (@120pagemonster) April 11, 2014
To which he promptly replied:
@120pagemonster Keep on using the pull list!— David Steinberger (@stonemtn) April 11, 2014
Kudos to Comixology for continuing (hopefully for good) to recognize local shops as the best avenue to support your favorite comics creators.