Guys, something came up and now this project might take the next step..
This is kinda funny since a few days ago I said that finally having haters was a big step in any project, said it as a joke but ironically this week a real big step might be around the corner..
Media partners. Familliar with it?
To sum up is when someone who has a large number of people listening to them agrees to promote your work. I could teach you all a bunch of stuff in advertising and marketing secrets but it's all very boring.
The thing is.. this company wants to invest in our comic books.. so far so good, apparently I won't even have to contribute with any of my own money again so that's a plus right there..
Some details might have to be changed here and there in all 4 comic books which is very understandable but about the sales expectations I don't want to jump the gun just because someone mentions a few numbers in the order of thousands.. I've always been shy so my personality doesn't allow me to imagine thousands of people buying my drawings..
They have a pretty good reach of people but I'm having cold feet over this.. I don't even know if this partnership will happen, but if it does, the comics will have a whole new audience!
We agreed that in case we make businees, we will both go slow, test the product in the first weeks to see if it's worth printing in a medium scale.. But I really don't know.. I'm in a warm place where e-books keep me safe, I don't pay anything for sending them (since they're digital) and every two days a few sales are done!
Meaning that without paying anything, we're making money.. the company said they might take care of the prints and other details that I was expecting.. I'm not really sure what can happen next from here, the people there are very nice and they have a wonderful legit business but the problem might be the comic itself.. it's content.
What do you guys think? Do you think this is a first major step?
Is there anything that you think I should pay attention to?
Please share your thoughts.