Cathy G. Johnson talks about using comics in the classroom.
We talk with Robin Brenner, Teen Librarian at the Public Library of Brookline, about the ins and outs of comics librarianship.
Distribution! What stores is your graphic novel in, and where is it displayed? Is it reaching the school and library market? Is it featured in museum stores and gift shops? Those questions are in part answered by what kind of graphic novel you’ve created, and what kind of critical acclaim it’s receiving. But there’s another […]
Who are sales reps and what do they do?
We’ve talked about bookstores and comics stores before on Graphic Novel TK — in fact, in our two episodes immediately prior to this! But how are bookstores and comics stores different? Are all their differences encompassed by the fact that one has books and comics and the other just comics? Or are there things that […]
Bookstores! They’re so full of . . . books. But what about comics? What’s their place there? How can people who make comics work to try to find their work a home in a physical space that mostly reaches book readers? What is the audience like? Today we talk to Greenlight Bookstore co-owner Jessica Stockton […]
You’re going to be an author! But how do you get your books to actually sell? After you’ve told your friends and family that your book exists, you still have to convince the rest of the people in the world that they should buy it. And your best allies on that front can be bookstores […]
Media! Reviews! It’s amazing when you make a book, and then people start talking about it — online, in print, on the radio, and sometimes even on television. It can seem like that happens spontaneously — a book gathering praise like a snowball rolling down a hill and accumulating snow — and that can sometimes […]
Marketing is making sure that the people who would be excited for a particular book know about it, and about how great it is. How does a publisher makes sure that happens? Generally they employ someone whose job is to figure it out. Today we talk to Tucker Stone all about marketing. Until recently, Tucker […]
Your editor will edit your book! But what else does an editor at a publishing house do? They’re the first person at a publishing house to get excited about a book and how amazing it is. How do they work with all the rest of the people at the publishing house — their boss, the […]