LibraryPass this week announced a distribution agreement with Image Comics to make a range of titles available to libraries and schools through Comics Plus.
Founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists, Image is the third largest comics publisher in the United States, publishing award-winning comics and graphic novels across many genres and styles. Notable series from Image Comics now available on Comics Plus include Invincible, Kick-Ass, Monstress, Saga, and The Walking Dead, with more to be added in the months ahead.
"Image Comics is thrilled to partner with LibraryPass in bringing our diverse catalog of comics and graphic novels to libraries and schools across the nation," said Chloe Ramos, Image Comics' Book Market & Library Sales Manager. "We were particularly excited about offering our books through Comics Plus, because of its innovative unlimited access model, which we feel is the future of equitable digital library circulation. We've long said that comics are for everybody and with LibraryPass, we can really bring everybody comics, with no waiting and no hold lists."
Library Pass’s Comics Plus service offers readers access to more than 20,000-plus digital comics, graphic novels and manga through schools and libraries. For readers, the service is easy: users can access the full collection via phone, tablet, or browser with a school ID or library card. And there are no wait times or holds lists, just log in and start browsing and reading. For librarians, the service is proving to be an excellent resource: robust, well-curated, age appropriate, and, perhaps most critically, the service doesn’t punish usage—Comics Plus offers unlimited access to its content for one annual fee.
“We are excited to welcome Image Comics to the ‘Read All The Comics’ family,” said Guy LeCharles Gonzalez, LibraryPass’ Chief Content Officer. “They’re an innovative publisher with a compelling backlist that includes some of our most requested series and creators, and our readers will be thrilled to be able to read them on Comics Plus.”
For more information or to sign up for a FREE demo at comicsplusapp.com.