View Full Version : Retailers on how to get Indie comics into shops
05-16-2008, 03:02 PM
Anyone check out the recent interview with Rory Root, owner of Comic Relief (Berkeley, CA), Alex Cox, owner of Rocketship (my home store here in Brooklyn, NY), Andrew Neal, owner of Chapel Hill Comics (Chapel Hill, NC), and Ben Trujillo, owner of Star Clipper (St. Louis, MO) about how to get your indie comic into comic shops?
I found it a really good way for self-publishers and small press publishers to figure out what to do and not to do when it comes to the direct market.
Brandon, thanks a bunch for the link. I'm a regular reader of Newsarama and Comic Book Resources, and I didn't see that blog for some odd reason (probably because I don't read the blogs. lol). Anyway, I have been writing and drawing my own comic for a while, and I want to tell you that my original plan was to have two or three issues in the can before I solicit anything. Additionally, my plan was to also contact the top 25 retailers and give them copies of the the first issue (or two) to get some feedback. I'm really thankful for what I learned from the retailers in that interview. It's good to know that my thinking was "on the right track".
I have lurked on this site for years, but I've never read the forums or participated in any of the discussions. However, Tilting at Windmills had made me finally join and participate. I'm looking forward to participating in the future and learning more.
05-21-2008, 01:19 PM
Glad you found the interview useful.
As for indie firendly shops, check out this link.
It has a few hundred shops that are known to carry indie/small press comics.
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