ComiXology CEO David Steinberger speaks about how the comic industry is experiencing non-disruptive digital distribution and what lessons there may be for other industries. The multi-device, multi-platform Comics by comiXology powered three of the Top 20 Grossing iPad Apps for 2011, and is a buy-once-read-anywhere comics system for iOS, Android and Web. Comics by comiXology is included as a pre-loaded application on Amazon’s Kindle Fire and debuted as such with the launch of the product.
David Steinberger co-founded comiXology, the leading US digital comics provider, in 2007 at New York University. Long time comic fan and passionate entrepreneur, David’s inspiration for comiXology came from participating in NYU | Stern’s 2007 Business Plan competition. David designed comiXology’s Guided View™ Technology, an innovative way to read comics on a small device, celebrated by Wired Magazine as “mobile comics done right.” Currently Comics by comiXology consistently charts as one of the top grossing iPad apps in the entire iTunes App store and was recently selected by Amazon as one of the applications that comes pre-loaded on the Kindle Fire. David Steinberger holds an MBA from NYU | Stern School of Business, a Masters degree from Manhattan School of Music, and an Advanced Certificate from Juilliard.
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