Thursday, 10 May 2007

ROK Comics in Global Mobile Push

An unashamed plug for us :)
Lancaster, England – 10th May 2007: ROK Media Ltd is pleased to announce the beta launch of ROK Comics on Mobile, a new publishing solution enabling comics creators and publishers to syndicate their works to mobile phone users worldwide.

ROK Comics on Mobile opens up huge worldwide commercial opportunities for all comic creators, artists, writers and publishers.

With access to hundred of millions of handsets through existing Mobile Network Operator Agreements, ROK Comics can deliver digital comics straight to mobile handsets and collect revenue for doing so.

Available via mobile and the web at, ROK Comics is a new opportunity for publishers and creators to reach a worldwide audience who will be able to download the comics via Pay Per Download or subscription via Multi Media Messaging (MMS).

Creators publishing professionally via ROK Comics will receive 50% of the available revenue on every sale, with full access to sales statistics, viewings and more.

In addition to several licensed comics that will be offered via ROK Comics, publishers can also create Free Samples of strips that can be viewed online and on mobile to promote their print editions, and let fans know about them by e-mail, and provide an "Embed" of a strip, which can be posted on web sites, blog or company site.

In addition, ROK Comics offers "FreeFall Comics" – an advanced Flash-based service enabling anyone to create strips using ready-made characters and backgrounds that can also be delivered to mobile.

John Freeman, a veteran of the comics and magazine world is spearheading ROK Comics. John was previously an editor for Marvel UK, Titan Magazines and a number of independent publishers. At Marvel, he edited Doctor Who Magazine and several of the company's US titles such as the best-selling Death's Head II. He was also editor of Star Trek Magazine and oversaw the launch of titles such as Star Wars Magazine, the UK Simpsons Comics and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

“John and I have been viewing the potential for comics on mobile phones for some years and now with advances in handset technology and ROK’s huge distribution network we have finally made this a reality. We believe that this is a great mass market opportunity for creators and publishers alike” said Graham Baines, CEO, ROK Media Ltd.

"There are thousands of comics creators worldwide who publish independently or online, with no way to profit from their hard work. By enabling mobile delivery, syndication of their creations is now instantly possible, generating real revenue” commented John Freeman, Editor, ROK Comics Ltd.

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