Crowdfunding Comics: ‘The Business Of Independent Comic Book Publishing’ – Advice For Would Be Publishers

by Olly MacNamee

The Business Of Independent Comic Book Publishing is a new book offering advice to would be comic book publishers on the business of comic book publishing that couldn’t have come at a better time. Crowdfunding comics seem to be on the rise, regardless of Kickstarter recently making a portion of their workforce redundant, and with DC Comisc laying off a rather large amount of staff, I cam see many professionals and indie comic book creators turning more and more to self-publishing. So, this Kickstarter may be for you.
Written by comic book attorney Gamal Hennessy, this crowdfunding campaign is up and running now, and worth a look at here. It costs nothing to look at, but as I write this, it’s already smashed its original goal and gaining support fast!
Here’s but a taster of what you’ll expect from this book, should you back it:
“Featuring a foreword from writer and HEAVY METAL executive editor Joseph P Illidge and edited by Aftershock editor-in chief Mike Marts, THE BUSINESS OF INDEPENDENT COMIC BOOK PUBLISHING is a book by pros, for pros and aspiring creators alike. Hennessy taps into more than 2 decades of experience as an entertainment contracts attorney to break down the complex comics business into layman’s terms. The book addresses questions like: 

  • How much money do I need to publish my comic? 

  • How much money should I charge for my comic? 

  • Does social media matter? 

  • How can I work with comic shops to market the comics? 

  • How do I select a printer for my books?” 


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