How Amazon and Comixology betrayed comic book readers
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As with many acquisitions, neither company really spelled out what that meant for consumers. "We look forward to investing in the business, growing the team, and together, bringing comics and graphic novels to even more readers," Amazon VP of content acquisition and digital publishing David Naggar said in a statement accompanying the acquisition.
The Verge's Adi Roberton was told by Comixology that the app would remain safe, even unchanged. Robertson reported:
A Comixology spokesperson confirmed that its brand and apps aren't going away in the foreseeable future, saying that the companies would likely find ways to make Comixology and Kindle work better together.
On Saturday, users found that Amazon had gutted the app, killed one-touch buying, and in doing so, alienated publishers and rabid readers alike.