Top Shelf launches two digital apps

Both Top Shelf and comiXology sent out press releases this morning announcing that they've launched two new apps for the Apple iOS, one for general readers and one aimed at kids.

The Top Shelf Productions iOS App will include comics and graphic novels like From Hell by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell, Essex County by Jeff Lemire and Infinite Kung Fu by Kagan McLeod. The Top Shelf Kids Club iOS App will feature books like Owly by Andy Runton and Johnny Boo by James Kochalka, among others. Purchases on these apps will sync across the Comics by comiXology platform — iOS, Android and the Web.

To help promote the launch, Top Shelf and comiXology are offering five graphic novels at reduced prices for the next week:

$1.99 for League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: 1910 by Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill$1.99 for Owly book 1 by Andy Runton$0.99 for Johnny Boo book 1 by James Kochalka$1.99 for Clumsy by Jeffrey Brown$2.99 for The Surrogates by Robert Venditti & Brett Weldele

Additionally, Wednesday will see the comiXology debut of the newly remastered Top Shelf edition of Lost Dogs, the Xeric-award-winning first graphic novel by Jeff Lemire. The graphic novel returns to print next year.

Top Shelf emphasized that in addition to comiXology, their books are also available through other digital providers, like Graphicly, Comics+ by iVerse, Apple iBooks and Google Books. More titles will continue to roll out on every platform in the days to come, including the Nook and Kindle Fire devices, as well as the Diamond Digital program which partners with comic shops. New "buy digital" buttons now appear throughout their website, offering easy access to digital editions in every available format.

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