No, like... a REAL book. Not a fan comic, but my own story that I plan to copyright and trademark and publish.
So yeah. I don't dare say anything about it here until I have said copyrights, but now I'm thinking of how to go about distributing it once I am ready.
I guess I should go about getting a domain name, but I don't know anything about website creation, and paying someone else to do that can cost thousands of dollars, which I obviously don't have, but maybe I could get a page through smackjeeves, like My Life With Fel and all these other webcomics?
Of course I want to be able to make money with this story, but I don't know how much people will be willing to pay for it. If I, say, release a few preview pages and hide the rest of the comic behind a paywall, well, maybe SOME people will be hooked enough by that first scene to pay $10 or however much I decide on to see the rest of it, but I have a feeling that most won't. I mean, I'm a pretty unknown guy. I'm not famous. People don't really have any past works to go by to trust that my future works will be worth anything. I'd just have to show them, I guess.
Maybe I could sell paperbacks, like the author of Mystery Babylon does, while still making the comic itself freely viewable. I don't know how much he makes with that business model, but I guess it's worth a try...? The old world brick and mortar way of doing things may've worked out if I did it ten years ago, but I'm not sure it would now. Maybe I could put it on some service people can use to read books on their kindles, or something like that?
Whether or not I should seek a publisher or self publish is another issue. Also how much I would need to pay beforehand just to have it printed on paper.
Point is, there's a lot I have to think about. Before I even think of revealing this to the world, though, I need to make my rights to it air tight. So yeah... it's gonna be a little while before you get to see anything of it.
I'm also accepting points donations at the moment, if anyone has a few to spare. Just felt like trying it out. nickinamerica.deviantart.com/?…