Monday, 7 July 2008

Free? Have They Gone Fucking Insane?

Well, the astute reader will have noticed a new feature on the side navigation column of this blog. It appears that some crazy outfit calling itself myebook.com has started up a bold new adventure in online publishing. Here's the meat of their press release:

myebook.com: 'Perfect comic-timing as historic new chapter in book publishing opens.'

myebook.com (beta), a newly launched, web-based, ebook community site gives everyone the tools to create book content and get it out there for free. And straight away it's proving to be a hit with comic book publishers.

Every aspect of publishing your content is covered, from creating, to sharing, to reading, in by far the slickest and simplest way seen so far.

Comic book creators love it. The system is a great environment to create and publish comics and graphic novels. The power and richness of the design features are out of this world, certainly by web standards.


You can read the full version here:

The immediate practical upshot of all this is that the first issue of my Markosia Starship Troopers run can be read for free by clicking on the cover over on the right of the page.

Whatever will they think of next? Some kind of automated flying machine is my guess...

5 comments:

  1. this is f**king mega!

    This has got to have a huge impact on the industry and will hopefully allow all us comic publishers to get back onto a level playing field!!!

    Yeehaa!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Can this be it...is the future here?

    Now, where are those jet-packs then?

    Looks great, and a brilliant way for people to get an idea of your work.

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  3. WOW. This quite literally could change everything for my industry. No longer am I at he mercy of my distributor. As these guys say, I can 'Get it out there". The fact it's free changes things again. How long will it be free to use?

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  4. As far as I know, the site's going to remain free for creators. I don't have any inside knowledge about it, though - the first I heard about it was when Markosia put my book up there. :)

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