HOW TO SELL DIGITAL COMIC BOOKS OR DIGITAL FILES…

What up Good People!??

OPTION#1

THIS IS AN EASY METHOD THAT YOU CAN PRINT AND SELL YOUR DIGITAL COMICS

There are a few easy ways to sell your digital comic books (OR DIGITAL FILES) online.  Print-on-demand services are one of the cheapest options for small self-publishers like us.  They usually also have an option when printing to have you comic book listed on a digital site like Indy Planet, etc.  Here are a couple links:

Ka-Blam: http://ka-blam.com/printing/index.php?page=Calculator&op=1

Comixpress:  http://www.comixpress.com/faqs/#question10 (will list print copies of your comic book on their online store)

OPTION#2

THIS NEXT METHOD WILL WORK FOR SELLING ANY DIGITAL DOWNLOADABLE FILE YOU WANT TO SELL AND IS FREE IF YOU MAKE UNDER $50/mo (OTHERWISE IT’s $15/mo +5%)

But a better option, may be a link to a digital goods ecommerce site like Payloadz (https://express.payloadz.com/)  You then can use an image of the comic book in your Blog/Website and use the LINK that is provided for purchasing.

OPTION#3

THIS IS THE HARDEST OPTION AND REQUIRES YOU LEARNING TO PROGRAM

Create a downloadable iOS or Android App.  You can either make a free version with advertising, a paid version without, or both!  TUTORIALS: http://thenewboston.org/tutorials.php

That’s it!  As I learn more, I’ll post more.

Later dudez

FACEBOOK: How to have a CUSTOM URL for your FB page…

HOW TO HAVE A CUSTOM URL FOR YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE:

After you have at least 25 likes for your Facebook page, type the URL “www.facebook.com/username”.  Then select your page from the pull down menu and type in the new name for your facebook page.  For instance, Southern California Surfer Bats Facebook page chose “SuferBats”.  The new FB page became “www.Facebook.com/SuferBats” or “fb.com/SurferBats”  either the “Facebook” or “fb” prefix works.

EXAMPLE:

Later dudez!

PHOTOSHOP: How to stretch/shrink image with MINIMAL pixelation…

Sup dudes!

QUICK TIP FOR PHOTOSHOP:  When you scale an image up or down in size use increments/decrements of a maximum 10% (percent not pixels) at a time.  Just keep doing it until you get to the size of image you desire.

It’s that easy!

Laterz

I knew I was Going to Succeed! Creating a Successful Blog

This is a MUST CHECK OUT for any new blogger!  Great info from someone who did it right!  Great job!

I knew I was Going to Succeed! Creating a Successful Blog.

Don’t be self-evolved…

Wonder why you aren’t getting as many followers as you’d like?

When was the last time you went out of your way to check out somebody new’s project, status update, blog, Kickstarter, etc.?

Follow OTHERS dudes and dudettes!  There are so many little unknown projects by unknown people, like myself, where when somebody you don’t know likes, follows, or views your hard work…it really FEELS GREAT!  Feels like all your hard work and effort are somewhat validated and it gives you a little boost of hope and motivation to finish your project.

When you do that for others, often they will return the favor.  Do it because it’s right, not just to get followers.

FOLLOWERS DO YOU NO GOOD IF THEY DON’T ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT YOU!

So don’t try so hard just to get a large number of followers.

QUALITY over QUANTITY as the saying goes…

HOW TO LETTER COMIC BOOKS…

I am learning so much along the journey of making my first comic book.  I now am really beginning to fully appreciate the artform of comic book lettering.  Apparently there are some standard RULES that should be followed.  This link is a good resource to start with.  I also bought/obtained some new cool fonts from Blambot.com.

Here is Sheet 1 BEFORE:

Here is Sheet 1 AFTER:

Here is Sheet 2 BEFORE:


Here is Sheet 2 AFTER:

MUCH MORE PROFESSIONAL!  We’ll get better as we go along, we are just having fun doing what we love which is creating cool stories, characters, and art.

Later Duuuuudez

How to Make a radical Animated Video iOS App out of your Comic Book images (for FREE)!

Can’t figure out how to make a super cool panel-to-panel animated version of your digital comic book?

Here’s the super easy FREE way!

STEP 1.  Use Prezi to make an animated web presentation out of your comic book.  Follow this link to the tutorial video or this link for a finished example.

STEP 2.  Use the free Screencast-O-Matic.com to turn your Prezi presentation into a video (.mp4 file format).  Follow this link to the tutorial video.

STEP 3.  Follow this Xcode tutorial to turn your video into a playable iOS App.  Follow this link to the tutorial.

NOTE:  If you are new to iOS programming, start with this tutorial link and search for others as needed.