Friday, May 20, 2016

Valiant Entertainment Renews Distribution Agreement with comiXology


Summer 2016 is poised to be big for Valiant Entertainment and it just got bigger. The publisher, comiXology and Amazon announced today an expanded and renewed distribution agreement to sell Valiant Entertainment’s digital comics and collections on the comiXology platform and expand the distribution of Valiant’s library to Amazon’s Kindle Store. The announcement coincides with the May 2016 launch of Valiant Entertainment’s latest comics event in 4001 A.D. #1 by Matt Kindt, Clayton Crain and David Mack.

“Valiant’s expansion onto Kindle represents a colossal new audience for our award-winning library of content and characters,” said Valiant Chief Operating Officer Gavin Cuneo. “Valiant’s digital readership continues to grow globally and, with the continued support of comiXology, we look forward to furthering Valiant’s mission of reaching as many fans as possible the world over.”

“We’ve been fortunate enough to work with Valiant for years and to see their growth and explosion since the beginning has been amazing,” said comiXology’s Senior Director of Communications, Chip Mosher. “We’re excited to help Valiant grow that much more by introducing them to Kindle fans worldwide.”

Full press release below.
Valiant Entertainment renews distribution agreement with comiXology, 
expands to Amazon’s Kindle Store
Today’s announcement coincides with the launch of Valiant’s summer event, 4001 A.D. 

May 19, 2016 — New York, NY— Valiant Entertainment, comiXology and Amazon announced today an expanded and renewed distribution agreement to sell Valiant Entertainment’s digital comics and collections on the comiXology platform and expand the distribution of Valiant’s library to Amazon’s Kindle Store. Valiant Entertainment publishes such fan-favorite titles as A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong, Bloodshot Reborn, Divinity, Faith, Harbinger, Ninjak, Rai, X-O Manowar, and more.


Today’s announcement coincides with the May 2016 launch of Valiant Entertainment’ latest comics event in 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) – on sale now – by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt, superstar artist Clayton Crain, and Eisner Award winner David Mack.

(Exclusive preview pages from Valiant's 4001 A.D. #3
Writtten by Matt Kindt with art by Clayton Crain)
“Valiant’s expansion onto Kindle represents a colossal new audience for our award-winning library of content and characters,” said Valiant Chief Operating Officer Gavin Cuneo. “Valiant’s digital readership continues to grow globally and, with the continued support of comiXology, we look forward to furthering Valiant’s mission of reaching as many fans as possible the world over.”
“We’ve been fortunate enough to work with Valiant for years and to see their growth and explosion since the beginning has been amazing,” said comiXology’s Senior Director of Communications, Chip Mosher. “We’re excited to help Valiant grow that much more by introducing them to Kindle fans worldwide.”

The Kindle Store gives readers access to millions of books on the most popular devices and platforms, including Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers, iOS, Android and more.
With over 75,000 comics, graphic novels and manga from more than 150 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s immense catalog and cinematic Guided View reading experience make it the best digital platform for comic fans worldwide.

About Valiant Entertainment
Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 81 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today, the company’s characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films. Visit them online at ValiantUniverse.com.

About comiXology
ComiXology, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology's Guided View reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become a top ten grossing iPad app in 2011 and 2012 and the top grossing non-game iPad app in 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from over 75 publishers - and independent creators as well - comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. ComiXology is based in New York City, with operations in Seattle, Los Angeles and Paris. For more information visit www.comixology.com.

About Amazon
Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about.

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