How do ‘you’, the person reading this, like to read your comics? Are you a traditional ‘paper only’ consumer? or are you embracing the technology so prevalent in the world and reading digitally?
FQP titles are primarily print based- all the strips are commissioned to be read in print, and the ideal way to buy is in person at a convention. But increasingly we are offering digital reading options.
These offer another swathe of decisions- do you want to actually own the files and have them available to download and read in a manner of your choosing? Or are you happy to pay for the product but only be able to read it in a dedicated reader? Or would you prefer to ‘stream’ your comics and pay for access to a website that allows you to view the comics you want to read for a fixed price each month?
For print only- then the FQP website is where you need to go. All the issues currently available are here for you to buy. All comics are posted first class and orders that spend more than £10 are sent mini-sketches as a thank you.
For the digital readers there is comicsy- where the early FQP titles are now available for a token sum, including some books not available elsewhere. The deal with comicsy is that you will purchase the book via them but you will be sent a digital download link by us here at FQP. You will then be able to download your own pdf of the book to read where and when and how you like.
The market leader for digital comics is comiXology– and FQP are there. Again, the comics are at a reduced price but the latest issues ‘are’ available here, usually two months after the physical release. Books purchased via comiXology are owned by the customer, but can only be read using the comiXology software.
The newest avenue for reading digitally is Comichaus– the self proclaimed ‘Netflix’ of comics. Recently launched, Comichaus allows for unlimited access to the titles available for a regular monthly payment (there is a free trial available) and FQP are here also. Comichaus books ‘can’ be downloaded to read offline, but are only available with a valid account.
Over the next few months, and onwards- FQP will be adding content to all of these resources, though comicsy and comichaus will be further behind than comiXology.
Digital reading is probably more suited to those of you out there who are outside of the UK so as to avoid potentially excessive postage, but it is worth noting that FQP can and do post to anywhere in the world.
It is also worth noting that all digital revenue is intended to be shared between the creators of the content- FQP is not about making money. All the digital comics use the same hi-resolution files and in some cases will include colour versions of the strips.
There are links to all the digital providers on the right hand side of the blog, and the main FQP website is here.
Is there anything we’ve missed? Any other avenues for reading that we’ve not touched on? Let us know in the comments below.