Publishing A Graphic Novel
Another Writers Store event for the La La Landers. I know it’s not strictly film related but students keep asking me and showing me their graphic projects. So enjoy – here’s the blurb:
So, you’ve written and produced your graphic novel. You have a good story and high quality artwork. What’s the next step?
Creating the book is only half the battle. Once you have a finished product, it’s time to distribute and market it. And to do that, you need to understand how the publishing game works today and the best ways to market your product to customers and movie producers.
In Publishing and Marketing your Graphic Novel, you’ll find out how to separate yourself from the pack and become an Internet marketing master! This advanced-level 5-hour crash course will show you how to sell comic books in both printed and digital formats.
Writer Martin Shapiro (Chopper, Lair of the Fox) will take you inside the industry and teach you everything you need to know, including:
- Publishing deals, traditional printing and print-on-demand
- Self-publishing on a tight budget
- Retail store distribution and selling your book through Amazon
- Building your website, adding eCommerce, and attracting traffic
- Motion comics with voiceover, music, and sound effects
- Book reviews and creator interviews in magazines and Internet news sites
- Using podcasts and YouTube video trailers to generate buzz
- And much more!
Most of this insider information is NOT available in books or online.
Industry Pro Guest Speakers: For both the live class and the online webinar, the instructor will bring in a guest speaker for Q&A, typically a high-level writer or a senior editor from a publishing company. Prior guest speakers have included Scott Rosenberg (CEO of Platinum Studios and producer of Cowboys and Aliens, Men in Black).
Live outside of Los Angeles? This seminar is offered as a three session Webinar accessible to anyone with an Internet connection as well as an in-person seminar at The Writers Store in Burbank.
Location: On a computer screen near you, wherever internet is available.
Date: September Wednesday 14, 21, 28, 2011
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: The Writers Store – 3510 W. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, CA 91505
Date: Saturday September 24
Time: 12:30pm – 5:30pm