Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Self Publishing Your Own Comic Book

Yesterday I talk about getting your comic book characters out in the public eye by self-publishing. Today I going to give you some ideas on how to go about doing that.

Depending on whether you want to go digital or hard copy there may be a printing cost involved. If you go digital there are a couple of ways you can go. You can go the PDF route and publish your comic book as a downloadable PDF document. You publish your comic as an online book by showing the pages of your book as web pages on your website.

If you decide to go hard copy you will be looking at printing cost. There are a copy of ways you can do hard copy publishing. Lets look at the magazine hard copy. With this option you will need to find a print company that can print comic books. There are several online that specialize in it just do a search for comic book printers and you will see them.

Another hard copy option is comics on CD or DVD. This also counts as a digital option. You can do this a couple of ways. You can put your pages on the CD or DVD in a numbered order and the reader can click on the pages to read them in order. Another option is to set your pages as a slide show. Once your comic book CD is set up you can have it printed at a CD printer or you can do it yourself from your own computer and printer.

To sell your self published comics you can do it on your own website or a website that specialize in selling comics like Comic Space. This applies for both digital and hard copies. For hard copies you can also approach comic shops to see if they are willing to sell your comics there. You can offer them 30% to 50% of the sell price.

This should get you started on self-publishing your own comic and getting your comic book characters out in the world. If you have any questions leave a comment and I will try to answer them. Or just leave a comment and let me know what you think of this post or the blog in general.

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