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    Question for those who buy digital comics...

    Hey guys

    So I have a question for those who buy digital comics off sites like Comixology etc.
    What would you expect to pay for a 48 page full colour comic?
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    $3.99?

    That being said, I'd also be interested in knowing how you GET a comic to be distributed digitally...
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    I'd say $3.99 is the upper limit. For a new comic property, I'd say $2.99 might have the benefit of getting more people to take the plunge, but it may not be enough to really cover the time and money put in.

    It might be better to break a comic that long up in two issues and make the issue more affordable to encourage readers to take the plunge. 2 issues at $1.99 each versus one at $3.99.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shredder View Post
    $3.99?

    That being said, I'd also be interested in knowing how you GET a comic to be distributed digitally...
    Comixology have a 50/50 system now where you can get indie comics published on there. You just submit it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonWes View Post
    I'd say $3.99 is the upper limit. For a new comic property, I'd say $2.99 might have the benefit of getting more people to take the plunge, but it may not be enough to really cover the time and money put in.

    It might be better to break a comic that long up in two issues and make the issue more affordable to encourage readers to take the plunge. 2 issues at $1.99 each versus one at $3.99.

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    Comixology have a 50/50 system now where you can get indie comics published on there. You just submit it.
    Thanks for that. I want to do a kick starter reward where the comic goes up for free for backers. at least now I know where I can put it up online later..
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    Thanks guys

    I was just wondering cos my studio has just got our first book put up on Comixology at $3.99 and I wasn't sure if the price was reasonable or not.

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    essentially it's a double sized issue so 3.99 isn't bad, that's the price of a normal sized marvel comic, X-men gold which is 42 pages long is 5.99 to put it in comparison. So a fair price for something that sized.
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    Yeah, I definitely think it's a fair price for the content. You're basically getting a two for one, there. I just also know sometimes it's harder to get more casual sampling depending on how high the price goes. Part of the problem with digital is that people might not realize that it's so large just by looking at it. You might consider starting the description out with something like "A 45-page epic!" or something like that.

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    Yeah when I saw X-men gold was 5.99 I started looking into how many pages it was, because I have seen similar issues in store from Marvel around that price that only had a few extra pages. But yes make sure the description gives page count even if you do the 40+ pages thing or almost 50 pages or whatever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonWes View Post
    Part of the problem with digital is that people might not realize that it's so large just by looking at it. You might consider starting the description out with something like "A 45-page epic!" or something like that.
    This.
    I think putting the page-amount clearly out there next to info of the price, might help. Not sure what would be best, outside of actually
    having a giant blurb on the cover stating something like "Mega-Issue! 48PAGES! NO ADS!"

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