Bam, the other shoe has dropped: as long anticipated, Diamond is starting a program to offer digital comics sales. Comics will be offered day-and-date exclusively through participating retailers — with a 30-day exclusive for these stores. Products offered include regular downloads for $1.99 with “Digital Plus” comics — extras offered with a print purchase — for $.99, all in hopes of becoming a revenue stream for stores and publishers alike.
Via Diamond Daily, (registered users only, alas) details of Diamond’s day-early delivery plan which will see comics shipped to shops on Tuesday for Wednesday on sale. Key points: