Just in time to deliver holiday gifts, GlobalComix is launching a digital comic book subscription, GlobalComix Gold, and a SuperFan program to delight fans of indie comics, graphic novels and manga. With GlobalComix Gold, subscribers have unlimited access to all the comics, graphic novels, and manga they can consume for $ 7.99 per month while supporting the creators whose work they enjoy.
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“GlobalComix Gold is our response to the demand for subscriptions, combining full access to readers and empowering creators by facilitating direct financial support for their work,” GlobalComix said in a Nov. 18 blog post announcing the new programs. “Creators can now expand beyond the ‘pay as you go’ model, where a reader must make explicit buying decisions for their consumption, lowering the barrier to entry for readers to get started with. to the promotional efforts of creators and publishers. “
GlobalComix Gold digital comic book subscription subscription fees are distributed to creators and publishers whose work is viewed. For example, if a subscriber spends 50% of their time enjoying the work of Publisher A, 25% of the work of Creator B, and 25% of Publisher C, their subscription fees are split with that same split.
In addition to the new digital comic book subscription plan, GlobalComix is launching a SuperFan program to connect creators with their fans and to provide creators with additional monetization options. With the SuperFan program, fans can make voluntary donations and get rewards, such as early access, in return. GlobalComix said that creators and publishers receive 92% to 95% of each donation depending on the creator’s subscription level (free or paid). They can then provide their readers with early access up to 14 days before a new version is made available to everyone.
For free comics, to get early access to a new release, a fan must have donated to the creator or publisher within the past 30 days. Once the early release window closes, the version is made available to everyone for free. For comics behind the paywall, during the early release period, a reader must have donated to the creator or publisher within the past 30 days. After the early access window closes, the version reverts to the paywall model and only subscribers can access that content.
GlobalComix said they are working on additional creator monetization options to help promote creator crowdfunding campaigns.
“Hardcore comic book fans understand the value of creators’ contributions to pop culture, and precisely how difficult it is to sustain your career as a freelance, and our mission is to deepen the bond between fans and creators via GlobalComix. Whether you are producing content or reading it, we are all here because we love the craft, ”said GlobalComix.
With the addition of the digital comics subscription, GlobalComix operates under the freemium model. Some content is available for free, while others require a subscription. They offer a wide range of genres including comedy, sci-fi, action, romance, fantasy, horror, adventure and more. They are categorized by gender, free vs. paid vs. crowdfunding, and by age group (children 3 to 12, teens 13 to 18, adults 18 and over).
GlobalComix also offers subscription programs for creators that give them a range of opportunities to publish their content. There is a free option for professional comic publishing and basic monetization tools with a revenue share, a professional option for $ 19.99 per month that includes everything in the free version as well as tools for publishing and additional monetization, and a business option that includes all other options as well as custom integrations, features, monetization options and more.
GlobalComix competes with other digital comic book services including Comixology, which is now an Amazon company. Comixology includes DC and Marvel comics and has a significantly larger catalog. Their unlimited subscription option is available for $ 5.99 per month after a 30-day free trial. DC Universe, which becomes DC Universe Infinite, is launching a premium digital comic book service slated for launch in January 2021. At launch, the service will offer more than 24,000 comics. It will be available for iOS and Android for $ 7.99 per month or $ 74.99 per year.
GlobalComix reminds me of Patreon, a platform that also supports independent artists, creators and publishers in their work, providing them with a platform and monetization options. These services are so important to independent creators who otherwise might not have a place to share their work. With a new subscription program and a SuperFan program, GlobalComix has made its platform even more attractive to creators. Hopefully this will help GlobalComix grow its catalog, brand recognition and audience so that everyone benefits.