New Year’s Eve 2013 we launch and go straight to the top slot.
How does that happen and what helps secure top position for an indie comic that has had virtually no press coverage yet? I don’t fully know as it’s early days and self-publishing is like being at sea -you never really know if you’re going to sink or sail. A debut like ours is certainly encouraging but is not born entirely out of luck.
Signs and Voices is a complex and ground breaking project, because of the world it recreates and how we the writers, consultants and artists decided that we would communicate that world to you. Several tiers to this project are unique, much of which I will discuss over the coming weeks.
Loosely outlined these are the steps:
- Story process and development of Signs and Voices.
- Collaboration and selection of Artists and Comic writers.
- Production Process.
- Social media campaign.
I didn’t sign up for all of the above because writers just write don’t they?
That is not the reality of this or any project today it is necessary to do all of the above and more to get your work out there and noticed in a crowded market place. But then what we also have at our disposal are things like social media, digital publishing etc ,etc
But none of the above is really significant until you have a story And for many it’s a lifetime’s struggle finding the right vehicle to get across to the world what you do or don’t believe in. The story and world you create is merely an extension of what your own real views are. In some ways you could create any kind of story world and still find there are certain reoccurring themes that you will always come back to.
I am going to leave you with this quote as food for thought.
“Stories are how we think. They are how we make meaning of life. Call them schemas, scripts, cognitive maps, mental models, metaphors, or narratives. Stories are how we explain how things work, how we make decisions, how we justify our decisions, how we persuade others, how we understand our place in the world, create our identities, and define and teach social values.” – Pamela Rutledge, Ph.D