Liquid to release hundreds of comics through the largest social publishing and reading site in the world!
NEW YORK, NY – May 25, 2010 – Scribd, the world’s largest social publishing and reading site, today announced the full-scale launch and availability of its free and DRM-free library of written content — including tens of millions of books, magazines, newspapers, presentations, research and more — from Flash to HTML5, the popular new web development language. The move allows people to consume any written work with just a web browser, providing a vastly superior reading experience on any device. It also presents new revenue opportunities for publishers.
To commemorate the milestone and as part of a longer-term content partnership, today at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in NYC, Liquid Comics, with titles from Guy Ritchie and Deepak Chopra, among others, announced it will offer hundreds of graphic novels and comics on Scribd; Liquid Comics joins tens of thousands of other publishers, media companies, corporations and organizations that are already sharing free and for-purchase content on the site.
"Publishers benefit from HTML5 tremendously," said Jared Friedman, co-founder and CTO of Scribd. "The distribution of their content across the social web and mobile platforms becomes virtually automatic — no technology barriers between them and their readers, no need to build native mobile apps, an ability to easily insert multi-media or advertising into their content. The possibilities are endless."
"The future of comic books is digital and partners like Scribd enable us to potentially reach millions of new readers," said Sharad Devarajan, CEO and co-founder of Liquid Comics (formerly known as Virgin Comics). "That’s why we’re giving a number of our comics away for free. Not only does HTML5 on Scribd make the books look amazing, it also allows us to insert innovative video ads between pages. We’re very excited about the partnership."
Scribd is the largest social publishing and reading site in the world with more than 50 million readers each month. We’ve made it incredibly simple for anyone to share and discover informative, entertaining and original written content on the web and mobile devices. Our vision is to liberate the written word, to connect people and organizations with the information and ideas that matter most to them. Our innovative HTML5 document reader technology has lowered the barriers to publishing by enabling anyone to easily upload and share their work in any file format, including MS Office, Google Doc, PDF and EPUB. Scribd is a venture-backed company based in San Francisco. For more information, please visit http://www.scribd.com.
About Liquid Comics
Liquid Comics is an entertainment company focused on creating original stories and modern myths for worldwide audiences. The company was founded by entrepreneurs, Gotham Chopra, Sharad Devarajan and Suresh Seetharaman and uses the medium of graphic novel publishing to develop properties for theatrical live-action films, animation and video games. Liquid has created original graphic novels with acclaimed filmmakers and creators including John Woo, Shekhar Kapur, Deepak Chopra, Guy Ritchie, Dave Stewart, Jonathan Mostow, Edward Burns, Nicolas Cage, and others. The Company currently has a number of film and television projects in development including the Warner Bros. film adaptation of Gamekeeper with director Guy Ritchie; Virulents with director John Moore; Voodoo Child with Saturn Films and Reliance; The Leaves with Summit Entertainment; Beyond in development as a theatrical film with author Deepak Chopra; The Stranded, in development for television, with the Syfy Channel and First Family in development at FremantleMedia Enterprises. www.LiquidComics.com
Source: Press Release
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Posted originally: 2010-05-26 21:13:26