Devil’s Due Comics has announced its founder, Josh Blaylock, has written How to Self-Publish Comics; Not just Create Them, that brings 20 years worth of comic book publishing experience to creators.

In lieu of providing instructions on how to write or draw, How To Self-Publish Comics explains how to successfully navigate the industry once you’ve honed those skills. “We creative types often shy away from anything administrative or business related, and many of us end up toiling away in obscurity as a result,” Blaylock explained in a press release from Devil’s Due Comics. “But what excites me is that although you can’t teach creativity to a business person, you can absolutely teach business to a creative person. And that’s what I set out to do with this book.”

How To Self-Publish Comics also includes (and demystifies) purchase orders, invoices, printer quotes, and other must-know components of the publishing process. The book is an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the way the comic book industry works, from concept to shelf. “Whether a comic creator has goals that are modest or sky-high, they deserve the chance to succeed in this industry on their own terms,” Blaylock explains. “There’s a whole world outside of Marvel and D.C., and my hope is that this book can serve as a map to get there.”

How to Self-Publish Comics: Not just Create Them is available at bookstores now.

via Devil’s Due Publishing


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