About four months after Amazon integrated Comixology into the Kindle app and broke both in the process, it outlined some plans to sort things out. io9 noted that a thread has been posted on the Comixology account on Twitter yesterday.
“We understand that the current experience needs improvement and want you to know that we are working hard to get it out the door as quickly as possible,” the elf tweet thread begins†
1./ We’ve gone through your feedback and remain grateful to all the comic book lovers out there. We understand that the current experience needs improvement and want you to know that we are working hard to get it out the door as quickly as possible.
— Comixology (@comiXology) June 15, 2022
We (okay, me) wrote in May about how fundamentally the app was broken. Some of the most annoying problems are getting non-comics results when searching for comics and comics that appear in your Kindle reading list without being able to filter them out. The thread claims it is investigating the previous issue and that “you will soon be able to filter your library in the Kindle app.”
It also states that there will be a beta version of the web reading experience that will bring back the double page spread – a crucial kind of art layout in comics – and that there will be a new section that lists all weekly comic releases in alphabetical order by title.
If that sounds like features that should have always been there that would be absolutely crazy crazy to remove, then you’re right. They are, but they both left after Amazon merged the digital comics application with the much more widely used ebook application.
It’s not clear why the merger of the two apps has resulted in the loss of so many necessary features for reading comics, but it’s very frustrating because Comixology is currently the only service available if you want to buy digital comics piecemeal from a wide variety of publishers, including DC Comics.
There is no explicit timeline as to when all these changes will come to the service. Some changes will happen in “the next few weeks”, while Comixology says it will “let you know” when other features launch. You can read the whole thread hereand then come back here to talk about when they plan to fix Goodreads, another Amazon service that’s only gotten worse the longer Amazon has owned it.