Sell anywhere, deliver straight to users digital comics library
As a indie-, self- or small press publisher requires a lot of marketing efforts to make sure potential buyers of your comics have heard of you, and of course – can actually get their hands on your comics.
For digital comics, this effort is no simpler – it still involves exactly the same kind of work, and simply making them available on the Apple AppStore or Android Market is not going to do anything for you – no matter which distributor you use. Â Furthermore, after all the marketing work you have to do, you are sending potential buyers into an app where they will (unfortunately) most often not find what *you* want them to find.
And if they DO find your comic, you still have to give a large chunk of your sales revenue to Apple or Google as well as the digital distributor – leaving you with less than 50% of the sales price – before paying any VAT (where applicable).
At Oxicomics we tried to create an indie-comics friendly site, that would let you manage and author your comics yourself, while we did the technology part. After 1 year of deveopment, we ran out of funds and had to abandon our initial plan. Â After doing some soul-searching, we decided to look into what we COULD do with the stuff we hadÂ alreadyÂ developed. Â Perhaps there was still some way we could enable publishers and creators to have an awesome digital comics presence – that was sustainable and fully up to par with what â€œthe big guysâ€ had to play with.
Read the rest at -Â Oxicomics.