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Please read these guidelines carefully before continuing.
Submission

comiXology's mission is "to bring comics to everyone, everywhere" and part of delivering on that mission is having a diverse array of content that "everyone" is interested in. comiXology Submit is our way to fulfill our mission, by having a way for creators and smaller publishers to "submit" their work to our revolutionary digital comics platform.

Whether you have a one-shot mini-comic that you stapled yourself, do a daily webcomic you want to collect and sell, or are just in the beginning stages of starting your own empire publishing we want you to "submit" your work to us.

Note that our mission isn't to bring every comic to everyone which means that we won't automatically accept everything for distribution. We reserve the right to reject any submission. We'll have a team of people looking at the quality of each submission. The high quality of our customer experience is the key to comiXology's success, and something that we do not take lightly. For this reason we will be choosy about what type of content we accept on our digital comics platform.

The criteria and process for our review process is a work-in-progress. It will undoubtedly change over time, so we appreciate your feedback and patience.

You can only submit one comic book or graphic novel at a time. If that work gets rejected you can always resubmit it with revised content or submit another comic with the same account. Once your work is accepted, you will become a registered publisher on the comiXology platform and at that point you will be able to submit multiple books.

You must own the copyright or have the necessary rights for any content you upload.

Payments and Reporting

The great news here is that we are in this together! comiXology only makes money if you make money and it is in our best interest for you to succeed.

comiXology splits the profit from all sales 50/50 after subtracting any standard fees charged by the payment processors. Standard fees currently run between 8% to 30% depending on the channel. For example, for our iOS app, Apple receives 30% of the sale price, leaving 70%. comiXology then splits that with you evenly, meaning you receive 35% of the sale price.

Payment will be made by check or ACH transfer to your bank account 45 days from the end of each quarter, provided the total accrued payment is a minimum of $100. If the minimum is not met, the amount owed is rolled over to the next quarter until the minimum is reached.

Above the minimum, you will also get a quarterly report on your sales.

Age Ratings

Please review our age rating guidelines.

Price Guidelines

You cannot submit a free comic book through comiXology Submit. Because of Apple's price guidelines, all prices must end in ".99", eg. $0.99, $1.99, $2.99 etc.

Before You Start

Before you submit your comic you should prepare the following assets:

  • A single, completed comic book or graphic novel, in PDF format with
    • Minimum Dimensions: 1800px on its smallest side (minimum 2048px x 1536px for comics that are Guided View™ only.) Refer to this example of settings in Photoshop found by going to the Image menu and selecting Image Size.
    • Color mode: RGB (not CMYK). To change the color mode in photoshop go to the Image menu and select Mode > RGB Color. Refer to this example of where to find the menu option.
    • Maximum File Size: 1GB
    • File Format: PDF
    • Include a full-size cover as part of your PDF on page 1 in a vertical orientation.
    • Be sure to include your credits page (the page with the full credits of who worked on your book).
    • No Advertisements allowed
  • A cover image for your comic of a minimum of 640px on its smallest side.
  • Title or Series logo artwork— 600px x 600px dimensions in JPG format. Because of the way our system works, even if your comic is a one-shot or stand alone book, it must have a series entry in our system, and that entry must have series art.
    • The series name must in the logo
    • All information aside from the logo and a primary image should be removed. Things like copyright info, your or another contributing creator's name or signature, and any other trade dress should not be included.
    • This image cannot contain graphic (overly violent or sexual) imagery as it will be featured in such a manner that it can be viewed by anyone visiting the app or site.
  • Company logo— 600px x 600px dimensions in JPG format.
    • Company name must be in the Logo
    • All information aside from the logo and a primary image should be removed. Things like copyright info, your or another contributing creator's name or signature, and any other trade dress should not be included.
    • This image cannot contain graphic (overly violent or sexual) imagery as it will be featured in such a manner that it can be viewed by anyone visiting the app or site.
  • Optionally, images of all creators involved in the book— 600px x 600px dimensions in JPG format.