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