After months of development and polishing our iPad app, we’re now ready to share it with you. We created an iPad app to deliver the quality reading experience you’d expect from us and give you the flexibility to use different platforms to read.
For the first two weeks all content including premium is free! After that, for every 5000 downloads of the app we will keep the premium content free on the app for an additional two weeks.
You can expect us to roll out more updates going forward so let us know what you think about the app and how we can improve it!
- The MangaMagazine Team
Search for INKBLAZERS on the App Store, or go here: appstore.com/inkblazers
MangaMagazine.net Unveils iPad App for Anywhere, Anytime Comics Access
San Francisco, Calif. – July 18, 2013 – MangaMagazine.net, a digital comic publishing platform, today unveiled its InkBlazers iPad app, making the site’s diverse range of comics accessible on-the-go. Whether your interests are action, adventure, romance, fantasy, sci-fi or anything else, the sleek interface packages all MangaMagazine.net original content for easy, swipeable, page-turning functionality in a user-friendly layout that facilitates the discovery, sharing and reading of new comics. Available as a free download through the iTunes store, InkBlazers lets fans access their favorites anytime, while giving the site’s comic creators another platform on which to distribute their content.
“As a huge comics fan since childhood, I’ve always been frustrated by how difficult it was to engage with my favorite authors and discover new and exciting content,” said Victor Chu, MangaMagazine.net CEO and co-founder. “Through MangaMagazine.net and our InkBlazers app, we are shaking up the publishing industry and helping fans explore countless new Web comics and manga from some of the most talented artists on the Web.”
Founded in early 2012, MangaMagazine.net has amassed more than 55,000 registered users, who are made up of both comic fans and artists. The site gives artists full control over the editorial direction and rights to their work, while also giving them the opportunity to monetize their content through revenue sharing and e-commerce. Artists who have demonstrated a certain level of success – as determined by a series of criteria that takes into consideration staff selection, number of fans and other statistics – are promoted to the site’s Feature Tier. The top performing Featured comics are then selected for the Premium Tier where the artists can earn income from a $20,000 monthly pool as well as receive additional advertising, merchandise and marketing support. By tapping into feedback from the vast network of comic fans, artists can learn and adapt via crowdsourcing, helping them move through the tiered system and strengthening the reader bond and their content.
“Since publishing my work on MangaMagazine.net, I have significantly increased my fan base,” said Wave, creator of ERA IBUKI. “With the new iPad app, I can now offer my current fans a medium to read, share my work anytime, from anywhere. The app also provides potential new fans with a platform to easily and quickly search and discover my work.”
InkBlazers offers both free and premium access; those seeking up-to-date access on premium content will be automatically charged $2.99 per month or $11.99 every six months. Free users will have access to any premium content uploaded after a two-month lapse.
Premium content will be available for free to all users in the two weeks following the launch of the app. Every 5,000 downloads will extend the free access by another two weeks. To download the app, click here: http://ow.ly/mtNYj
Founded in early 2012, MangaMagazine.net is an open ecosystem of creators and readers who are passionate about manga and comics. The digital publishing site acts as a platform to support creators and connect them to readers who are looking for unique, eclectic and professional content. With more than 55,000 registered users, MangaMagazine.net takes input from readers to create a curated experience that fosters higher-quality content. For more information, visit www.mangamagazine.net.
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