ComiXology, the leading digital comics platform, has announced a new portal called comiXology Submit that allows independent comics creators to upload their work for distribution on the platform under a profit-sharing agreement.
The deal allows comics and graphic novels to be uploaded for free to comiXology. If approved by comiXology, the work will be processed to include the platform’s Guided View technology and posted for sale in the comiXology store and available for in-app purchases from users of the iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire and Windows 8.
The creators and comiXology will equally split profits, while the creator retains full ownership of the work.
“ComiXology Submit provides an incredible opportunity for creators to sell their work to a highly targeted and global audience of comic book and graphic novel fans,” said David Steinberger, comiXology co-founder and CEO. “The next generation of creators will reap great benefit alongside more well known creators selling books that are no longer available in print.”
“This is also about making sure we always have the best, most diverse content available, the best reading and buying experience, and at the same time, supporting comic book creators around the globe,” said John D. Roberts, comiXology co-founder.
“ComiXology Submit opens it up for independent comic books artists, creating the chance to digitally publish comics that one can sell everywhere,” said Shannon Wheeler, creator of the critically hailed Too Much Coffee Man series and a contributing cartoonist to The New Yorker. “When I created Too Much Coffee Man 20 years ago in Austin, I spent many late nights making the stupid comics. Then I spent long days bugging shop owners to sell my stuff. Then I spent minutes losing the invoices, ensuring I never got paid. With comiXology Submit, I could have spent all that time creating my comics and I’d have gotten paid twice as often too.”
More details about comiXology Submit will be unveiled on Saturday at 5:45 PM CST at SXSW Interactive, as Steinberger takes the stage with fellow co-founder Roberts and Wheeler on the SXSW GEEK Stage at the Palmer Auditorium in Austin, Texas.
Creators interested in submitting works for approval can visit submit.comixology.com. Comic book fans interested in finding works by independent creators now available on comiXology are invited to visit www.comixology.com/submit.