According to Seven Seas publisher Jason DeAngelis, “Digital-first, followed by print, is the wave of the future for all publishing.” Which is why their latest comic, My Boyfriend is a Vampire, it is currently only available in digital formats and not in print.
“Being beautiful is never easy, especially if you’re an eighteen year old boy like Gene who is constantly mistaken for a girl because of his delicate good looks. Gene is, in fact, anything but delicate. He is the ringleader of a group of tough kids in an all boy’s school, and he’s quick to beat the living daylights out of anyone who even hints that he resembles a girl.
If that wasn’t hard enough for a regular teenage guy to cope with, his life is about to take a shocking turn for the worse. When Gene stumbles upon strange happenings in the forest, he gets sucked into a world of vampire intrigue and sinister romance that he never knew existed. And he learns that there are worse things than being turned into a vampire: being turned into a girl?!”
So he is turned into a girl? Hmmm…
Anyway, instead of going with a digital comics app like so many other comic publishers, Seven Seas are actually selling My Boyfriend is a Vampire as a book on the iBooks, Kindle, and Nook stores. And since they are going digital, it makes the price a bit cheaper than print – the 158-page digital volume is only $4.99.
If you don’t want to read the comic digitally it will be available in print, but not until October, and it will cost about $5 more.
What do you think of My Boyfriend is a Vampire? Will you check it out or is it not your thing? And, what do you guys think of the wave of publishers coming out with books digitally first?