The Math of comiXology’s Change in One Handy Graphic
There’s been a lot said of comiXology‘s recent decision to remove in-app purchasing in the iOS version of their digital comic app service, as well as no longer allowing purchases through Google Play. Many immediately looked only at the negative (really a minor change in how you make purchases in the app), posting emotionally driven rants that ignored the known facts. I wrote my take on the change as well as my overall thoughts on the acquisition of comiXology by Amazon.
I’m a fact driven person, so it all comes down to the numbers. And no matter how anyone attempts to spin it, the comic industry, and the creators, make out better with this change. How much better? Well, we put together this handy little graphic that lays out how much publishers or creators received before and after this change. More money for both creators and publishers is a good thing.