Terry Moore Comics Go Digital!

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Terry Moore (STRANGERS IN PARADISE, RACHEL RISING) announced on his blog that he has signed with comiXology to have his books available in digital form.

Terry Moore

“This weekend I’ll be prepping [Strangers in Paradise] for them,”

he wrote on his blog.

“I’d like to get Rachel Rising to them ASAP as well.”

Moore, who had expressed uncertainty over the digital format in the past, reassured his print readers about the move.

“Don’t misunderstand me as abandoning print. That’s not the case at all. I’m adding this to the mix, not replacing anything.

“For me, digital is another retail outlet. I want – I need – to be on your iPad, and comiXology is the way to do that. I’m very happy to work with them and I’m happy they want to carry my work.

“Because I have a larger readership than my direct market figures suggest, I constantly hear from readers about the difficulty in finding my books. That’s not good. Today, in the age of iPad, new readers are practically demanding I get my digital act together. And they’re right. It’s time.”

Moore also posts a story from a reader who has been having problems getting his comics and was hoping for this move.

Moore is a big name in comics but also something of an oddity, with his creator-owned titles selling well but not getting much recognition in the direct market. His titles are sometimes harder to come by than they should be, and so he is taking the step to broaden their availability.

Interestingly, he has expressed scepticism about digital comics before, saying that he is not convinced that digital has got to the point where it offers reasonable returns for creators. It would be fascinating to hear if Moore has changed his opinions regarding the financial viability of digital.

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Source : Terry Moore Blog