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This article was published on October 9, 2014

    New DeviantArt channel on Madefire mobile apps puts indie artists in the spotlight

    New DeviantArt channel on Madefire mobile apps puts indie artists in the spotlight
    Jackie Dove
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    Jackie Dove

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    Jackie Dove was in charge of The Next Web's Creativity channel from February 2014 through October 2015. Jackie Dove was in charge of The Next Web's Creativity channel from February 2014 through October 2015.

    Madefire, the company behind the Motion Books publishing platform, announced at New York Comic Con that it has launched an exclusive DeviantArt channel within its Madefire Motion Books & Comics app for iOS and Android. That channel is available free for independent artists.

    Madefire’s concentration on digital storytelling was accelerated in July with the release of its Motion Book Tool. The authoring software was made available to all members of the DeviantArt community, thus putting creators in control of production and distribution in a new medium.

    It also gave these creatives a chance to share valuable shelf space with popular comic authors and to access the same exposure as well-known publishers like DC Comics, Dark Horse, IDW, Valiant and others.

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    Milk For The Ugly Motion Book

    For example, the DeviantArt creative social network, is providing a brisk vehicle for multimedia-based books like the recent release of Milk For The Ugly through Madefire’s integrated reader and Motion Book galleries. That work generated over 700,000 reads and 3,500 comments, and a sizable following.

    In other news, Madefire has added new features to the Motion Book authoring tool. These updates facilitate a more streamlined process such as creating covers with a click and animating art in a few simple steps.

    Now, publishing to the Web can take as little as five minutes, the company says. An embed code automatically created when a book is published makes sharing on a website or blog easier, giving authors more control over where and when their work is shared.

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