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Matt Brady and The Secret History Of Newsarama - Scribd Joins The Comics Digital Marketplace

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First up, Scribd is a service like Netflix, that allows monthly subscribers to borrow unlimited e-books, audio and now comics. The company has made deals with publishers like Marvel IDW Top Shelf  BOOM! and Archie making over 10,000 graphic novel collections available to read on any phone or device. VP of Editorial and Marketing Julie Haddon joins us to explain the service.

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Then Matt Brady the co-founder and former editor of Newsarama comes by . Matt has a new BOOM!Studios comic out in March The Big Con Job, co-written with Jimmy Palmiotti. We talk about the book (think Ocean's 11 meets Galaxy Quest) . Then we get into an indepth look at the history of the comic newsblog Newsarama from it's beginnings to the point in 2009 when Matt stepped away from comics journailism. A lot has changed with publishers and media companies involvement in the 5 plus years Matt's been away from the beat and he has thoughts and observations on DC Marvel and the ability to cover news now comapred to his 20 years doing it. (41:28- End Of Show)

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