Hi everyone, as you know, our team set out to build INKR Comics with one simple vision: Making comics universally accessible.
That means we're focusing on:
- Licensing many comic titles from publishers and creators
- Delivering a great reading experience through our apps
- And keeping the prices affordable for readers
Licensed content costs (a lot) of money: upfront minimum guarantee paid to the license holders, localization costs for titles that are not yet in English, packaging costs to ensure the titles look great, and monthly revenue-sharing with creators and publishers etc. to name a few expenses.
To ensure that everyone involved in the process of bringing amazing comics to you is fairly compensated (so that we all get more and more amazing content to read), we need to figure out ways to earn money from the content in INKR Comics, without making it so expensive that it's out of reach for most people.
At launch, we designed INKR Comics to be accessible to both free and paid users. Many chapters are ad-supported, others require a subscription to INKR Extra, and some require coins to unlock.
We saw that isn't an ideal setup for free users who don't (or can't) pay money even though they want to support licensed content and the creators. We ourselves can't make all the content free and ad-supported due to licensing restrictions.
That's why our team has worked incredibly hard and launched several new mechanics recently: Challenges, Ink, and the INKR Extra Pass so that even as a completely free user, you are also able to enjoy subscription and coin content.
These new features are a great way to read a lot of premium content without paying anything, and the creators are still getting compensated from you reading their content. You do need to spend time to earn Ink, and see some ads here and there.
If you want to support the creators further (and simply don't like ads or have the time to earn ink), you can always subscribe to INKR Extra or pay for coins directly.
Regardless of the way you read INKR Comics, thank you for supporting us and making comics more accessible day by day.
The INKR Team