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Publishing and Marketing Your Graphic Novel

At a Glance

  • Seminar on marketing a graphic novel
  • Shows you how to successfully launch a comic book in today's digital market
  • Find out how to get in on the hottest trend in Hollywood today

Once you have a completed graphic novel, 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 4-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 comic book 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
  • Selling your book through Amazon
  • Building your website
  • Adding an eCommerce shopping cart to your website to sell products
  • Secrets for attracting traffic to your website/blog
  • Digital books for iPad, iPhone, Android phones, and Kindle
  • Motion comics with voiceover, music, and sound effects
  • Book reviews and creator interviews in magazines and Internet news sites
  • Conventions and author book tours
  • Celebrity endorsements
  • Guerrilla marketing tactics
  • Social networking for business
  • Using podcasts and YouTube video trailers to generate buzz
  • Transmedia strategies

Most of this insider information is NOT available in books or online. Guest speakers will include senior editors from major publishing companies, and industry pro Scott Rosenberg (CEO of Platinum Studios and producer of Cowboys and Aliens, Men in Black).

Note: Guest speakers are subject to change.

How does the webinar work?

The webinar is broadcast over the Internet with the live audio being delivered through your computer speakers or over your telephone. The presentation is displayed directly from the Presenter's computer on to your computer screen.

The Q& A is managed through a chat-style submission system with questions being answered by the Presenter for the entire class to hear. In the event some questions are not answered during the live session, an email with all questions and answers will be sent to all webinar attendees.

What equipment do I need?

All you need is a computer or iPad. You will be able to view the presentation and listen to the audio over the computer speakers. See below for complete system requirements.

System Requirements

For PC-based users:

  • Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
  • Required: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
  • Required: Internet connection, with cable modem, DSL or better recommended
  • Recommended: Minimum of Pentium® class 1GHz CPU with 512 MB of RAM (2 GB of RAM for Windows® Vista.

For Mac-based users:

  • Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 (Leopard®), OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard®)
  • Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
  • Required: Internet connection, with cable modem, DSL or better recommended
  • Required: Intel processor with 512 MB of RAM or better recommended.

For iPad-based users:

  • Required: Free GoToMeeting app from the Apple App Store
  • Required: WiFi connection to use VoIP

Questions

If you have questions about the webinar, please call us prior to the start time at 800.272.8927.

Product Details

  • Date available: 10/18/2013
  • Publication date: 03/18/2012
  • Return policy: This item is not eligible for return.

Return Policy

Your satisfaction is our top priority. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please return the item(s) for an exchange or refund within 30 days from the purchase date, unless otherwise noted on the product page.

Ship the item(s) to The Writers Store via a traceable and insured method. You will be responsible for return shipping fees.

Please include a completed Return Form with your shipment. Refunds take up to one week to process once we have received the item(s).

Software returns must be deactivated and uninstalled from your computer before a refund may be issued. Please contact the software manufacturer if you need assistance uninstalling or deactivating your software.

The following items are not returnable: Hollywood Creative Directories, DVDs (opened), and Gift Certificates.

Meet the Author: Martin Shapiro

Martin Shapiro created the horror comic book series Chopper, and sold the movie rights to it. As part of an ambitious transmedia launch, the prequel to Chopper was produced as a web TV series starring Tyler Mane (Halloween, X-Men) and Andrew Bryniarski (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Batman Returns). Mr. Shapiro’s action-thriller screenplay Lair of the Fox was optioned by Ilya Salkind (Producer of Superman). Mr. Shapiro has written and developed projects for MGM, HBO and numerous production companies including an adaptation of Dragonlance, the New York Times bestselling series of fantasy novels ...