Montpellier, France – Aquafadas, trailblazers in next-generation digital publishing and creators of the dynamic AveComics platform, is participating in Europe’s largest event dedicated to comic books, Angouleme International Comics Festival, which takes place in Angouleme, France from January 30th to February 2nd, 2014. To celebrate the event, Aquafadas is now offering its iOS app AveComics to every comic book fan for free.

An award-winning app that has raised the bar for digital comic readers since coming to market in 2009, AveComics offers a beautiful, cinematic, feature-rich graphics experience, over 2,000 titles in French and English, and because it is powered by Aquafadas AVE format, one download makes it accessible on all your devices. Already a bargain at .99 USD, Aquafadas will be converting the paid app to a free app starting the first day of the Comics Festival.

Allison Reber, Aquafadas’ communications director, will also be participating in a round-table at the Comics Festival to discuss what kind of business model is possible for digital comic books. The discussion will take place on Sunday, February 2nd at 13:45 in the Angouleme Theater. Angouleme International Comics Festival is the largest comics festival in Europe. Now in its 41st year, the 2014 attendance is expected to exceed 200,000 visitors.

FREE Festival App Powered by Aquafadas AveComics
In addition to offering the AveComics app free of charge through the duration of the event, festival-goers can also download the free International Festival of Angouleme app for the iPhone and iPad. Developed by Aquafadas through AveComics, the app helps attendees prepare for the festival with features that allow them to:

* View the Festival’s official program and hourly entertainment
* Categorize and enable reminder alerts for favorite festival events
* View practical information including online ticketing information, accommodations, festival directions, contact information and more
* Navigate in real time using the interactive map, which will also display the sequence of events including exhibitions, meetings and workshops
* Read the Twitter newsfeed
* View all the photos and videos from the festival, such as live scenes, exhibitions, authors and ceremonies
* Discover bonuses and exclusive content, such as comic strips with comments, sounds and videos
* Browse artistic universe of selected exhibitions, with access to unpublished texts and images, creations and more bonus material

About AveComics
AveComics, a platform to sell and distribute digital comics, is widely used by French as well as international publishers since 2009. AveComics uses a unique technology for comics transformation, distribution and reading based around its AVE format, created by Aquafadas. AveComics includes a website and an app for iOS, Android and WebOS. AveComics allows users to buy and read comic books, mangas and graphic novels on smartphones, tablets and computers.

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Aquafadas, a pioneer in digital publishing technology, enables the creation and mass distribution of graphics rich, interactive digital content such as books, comics, corporate documents, magazines, and newspapers, across all major platforms including smartphones, tablets and the web. Businesses all over the world rely on Aquafadas’ purpose-built content creation and distribution solutions to achieve their digital publishing strategies, significantly expanding content reach while lowering overhead costs. Some of Aquafadas prestigious customers include Bayard, Gakken, Carrefour, Egmont International, Kelby Media Group, Lagardere, Mondadori, Reader’s Digest, Sanoma, Standard & Poors and Vodafone. In addition to the Aquafadas Digital Publishing Solution, the company’s line of award-winning creative software is utilized daily by thousands of graphic designers, web developers, photographers and video editors from the avid enthusiast to the seasoned professional. A Rakuten group business, Aquafadas also provides its technological expertise to Kobo, the world’s fastest growing e-reader provider.

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