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Image Comics Launches Mail-Order Subscription Service IMAGE DIRECT

Starting today, you can now order some of your favorite Image Comics like The Walking Dead, Rat Queens, Sex Criminals, Saga, and others and have them delivered to your door courtesy of the publisher’s brand new 12-issue mail-order subscription service, Image Direct. Apart from the some of the best books in the industry you’ll also get a nice discount, up to 30% off or 35% off for subscribing to all available titles. 

Print is definitely not dead as the industry has seen an upswing in sales and now Image has made it easier than ever to get the books you want. The publisher has offered their line in various digital formats on their own website for a long time, but the commitment to print is very much a priority.
"Digital is a great option, but I think a lot of people still prefer print, and I think that’s going to be the case for a significant amount of time, especially where comics are concerned," [Publisher Eric] Stephenson told CBR News
It's a distribution method that makes sense as not every reader gets their favorite books in the same way. There's already a growing market of female readers that buys digital issues and now those same buyers who don't or can't set foot in a brick and mortar comic book store can get physical copies delivered. Something that Image was mindful of. 
"Our partners in the Direct Market do a fantastic job but just as our relationship with comic book stores has not prevented us from exploring other sales channels, in bookstores and via digital distribution, I don’t think it should hold us back from trying to reach those readers who aren’t either aren’t served by their local comic book shops, or who don’t have one in their area via our own efforts," Stephenson said.
Check out the press release from Image Comics below: 
Image Comics is pleased to announce Image Direct, a newly launched mail-order subscription service that allows fans to purchase 12-issue subscriptions to their favorite Image comics and have them delivered straight to their doorstep. Image Direct serves continental U.S. customers only. Subscribe here:

Image Direct will allow subscribing readers to receive the latest issues of over 35 titles, including THE WALKING DEAD, SAGA, SEX CRIMINALS, WYTCHES, BLACK SCIENCE, VELVET, RAT QUEENS and more, immediately upon release. Subscribers will receive discounts of up to 30% off and will have the option to subscribe to every available title and receive 35% off.

“Even with all the wonderful work our retailer partners in the Direct Market do, the number one comment we get from fans is they frequently can’t find the Image titles they’re looking for,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “Given that there are fewer comic book stores than ever before, we’re hoping that Image Direct makes our titles available to fans who don’t have easy access to a local comic book store, or whose shop doesn’t carry the full range of Image titles.”

Image Direct launches today. Readers interested in subscribing to the service can find more information on how to sign up here:


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