Friday, February 11, 2011

Maybe you missed this: Diamond Distributors Offers In-Store Digital Sales

Ok here is a little new report that came out on Wednesday, Diamond Distributors Offers In-Store Digital Sales, that I hope a lot of you saw.  If you didn't take a second and go read it it is kind of important to the future of electronic distribution of comics and even RPG material.  Now after you read that, go over to Webcomics Weekely and check out episode #76 podcast on this same subject.  As I have been talking about this topic for nearly 6 years, it is nice to know that someone has finally build a system where digital products can be sold at a retail location.  While I hope it would have been One Book Shelf to jump all over this one, it looks like the big gun of Diamond Distribution (also owner of Alliance Game Distributor) has taken the lead on this.  While thise my not be profitable for everyone in the comic and RPG industry, there are a few that will do very well with this change.  Basically this is a variation of the Bit and Mortar program done right for the 21st century.   Go to the retailer and he will take car of you, with actual and now virtual products and the money pie for products get slit even further.  But the funny part is, NO ONE (in the RPG industry at least) IS TALKING ABOUT THIS!!!! This could be as big a change to the RPG industry as RPGNow was. Selling digital content to retailers, if done right, could be good for both sides.  Let's see what happens.  Talk to you later...