- Posted by Johanna on June 25, 2008 at 6:47 am
- Category: Digital and Webcomics
WOWIO seemed like a magical place where everyone’s wishes got answered. Readers got free comics for download as PDF. Creators got paid 50 cents per download. It all supposedly worked due to the magic of embedded ads (which was why the service required registration and was only available in the U.S.).
Now, the site is down, with a message that they will be back in mid-July and operating globally. Brigid rounds up what news is known. Some of the numbers are quite impressive, with one small publisher claiming they’d made over $90,000 a year from the service. I hope it’s not gone for good; it was a creative approach to serving the needs of both reader and creator.
I previously interviewed Bill Williams of Lone Star Press about his company’s experiences with WOWIO.