Comixology was acquired recently by Amazon and the company decided to suspend in-app purchases. This now prevents any comic book fiend from devouring tales featuring Galactus or what hairbrained scheme Norman Osborn is cooking up next. Instead of using the app, you need to fire up Safari to buy comics directly from the website. Today’s video instructs you how to purchase, use your $5 free credit and then sync the new content into the dedicated app.
There are two things you need to start purchasing comics with Safari, a Comixology account and either a Paypal account or a credit card. Simply open up Comixology.com from the web-browser and login to yoru account. Next, the free credit you have is displayed on the top right-hand corner. Next, find a comic you want to buy and make the purchase. If you have any credit, its automatically added to the purchase. In the tutorial video, I basically got one for free!
Once you make the purchase simply hit the Home button and re-open the main Comixology app for iOS. If the app is already open you need to click “in the cloud” and then drag your finger down on the left hand side, where all of your past purchases are displayed. This syncs any new content you purchased and you can begin reading as the issues are downloading.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.