All Good things….

After one-plus year of growing Emanata App and community, we’re sad to announce that we are closing our digital door. We will officially stop accepting new stories and postings on Tue, December 31th, 2013.
We can’t express enough how grateful we are that each and every one of you believed in us and found value in the product we were building. Without you, especially the contributing artists, we wouldn’t have made it this far.
For the readers and app users that have purchased stories, you can download a PDF copy of the story from our Web site for a limited time shortly in a separate blog post.
Thank you again for your support over the last year, and may our paths cross again.
– George, Ehren, Tara.

Emanata Comics on Android

android_nexusWe are very happy to announce the beta release of Emanata Comics for Android. The App is available -now- in Google Play. Download it for free here.

Emanata Comics for the Android platform works across a wide range of Android tablets and smartphones running Android 2.2 Froyo and above.

This is a beta release and there’s no In-App Purchase at the moment.

We would love to hear what you think. Please send us a note at feedback@emanata.co.

-george.

Get That New New.

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With all that’s been happening around the office lately, we neglected to mention how much we enjoyed our time at APE 2012. It was great to meet so many of you in person. We would love to meet more of our users and artists. Which events would you like to see us at? We have a list of possibilities, but we would love to know which conventions are your favorites.

So, what’s been going on with us? We just updated to version 2.1.1! Get your update in the App Store for an even better reading experience on your iPhone / iPad Mini. We also added a new feature for our artists — adjustable preview for paid content. Previously, only 3 pages of a paid story could be previewed by a reader.  Now with v.2.1.1, the artist can choose to share as much of the paid story as he or she likes for free.

We’d also like to give major thanks to the following artists for recently joining the Emanata Community: Aaron Whitaker, Erin Mehlos, James Stanton, Brittany Langlois, Emma T. Capps, Thomas Hunter, Jeanette Langmead, Andrew James Christensen, Walter De Leon, Jinru Ong, Richard Dansci, Jon Garza, Angeliki Salamaliki, Mathilde Tollec, Sandra González, Pat Barrett, Alex Murray-Clark, Patt Kelley, Annie Stoll, Sam Sharpe, Kristopher White, Vera Greentea, Nicholas Doan, Doctor Popular, Alfie Gallagher, Matt Sheean, Bob Flynn, Devin Kraft, Erik Taylor, and Jerel Dye.

We love their work, and know that you do too.

We promise to try to update this blog regularly, but to really keep up with the latest Emanata happenings, we recommend you ‘like’ us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.  =)

– Tara

Emanata Comics for the iPhone

Emanata App - iPhoneWe are very happy to announce Emanata Comics for the iPhone is now available in the App Store! Version 2.1 of Emanata Comics is a universal binary. This means the same app will work on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch family of devices running iOS 5 or above. You can now take your favorite indie comics to go! All of your favorite features of Emanata Comics for the iPad can be found in Emanata Comics for the iPhone.

The goal for Emanata has always been to help readers discover new artists and comics so the iPhone was the next logical step for us. Approximately 100 million iPads have been sold to date, but there are many more iPhones (over 250 million have been sold since launch) out there too!

We are excited about new storytelling possibilities and have many new ideas for features and functionalities that we intend to roll out soon. In the meantime, please download Emanata Comics to your iPhone, and let us know what you think!

-george.

A Message to the Emanata Artist Community.

It’s finally time for us to share some exciting news with you — we are pleased to announce the launch of Emanata 2.0!

Please download the new version of the app. I hope you are as excited as we are about 2.0.  I’m looking forward to hearing what you think!

We believe our contributing artists are the most important component of Emanata, and want to keep the Emanata artist community vibrant. Therefore, in 2.0 we’ve rolled out a couple of new artist-centric features:

— Artist Profile Page: each of our contributors now have a dedicated space within the app where readers can find, follow, and interact with the artists’ stories.

— In-App Purchases: artists may now opt to sell their stories via Apple’s iTunes payment system. We will always provide free content for readers to discover great artists and stories. However, we believe that Emanata can also become a revenue source for an artist and turn his or stories into more than an avocation.

It’s a big week for you and for us between our launch, NYCC, and APE! Please make sure to stop by and say hi to us at APE  this weekend. We’ll be at Table 934.  

Thank you so much for helping us to grow our community — we couldn’t have done it without your continued contributions of stories, support, and feedback.

-george.

Emanata At APE 2012.

We’re hitting the road and going on our very first field trip — we will be exhibiting at APE 2012 on October 13 and 14 at the Concourse Exhibition Center (635 8th Street) in San Francisco! The Alternative Press Expo is one of the must-attend comics events of the year. This year, APE will have a larger Exhibit Hall and even more programming tracks than 2011. In addition to getting to meet us, you’ll be able to catch a sneak peek of Emanata 2.0. We’ll be unveiling quite a few new features to our app for both readers and artists alike. Plus, we’ll have a few goodies to give away too. =)

We’ll be at Table 934, so make sure to stop by and say hi!