It’s ComixLaunch mailbag time again! Tyler answers questions about print, the best way to send digital files to your backers, and the challenges of crowdfunding second issues. Plus, we have a survey winner!
In this session, Tyler talks to the creator of Hyperstarter, a new diagnostic tool for crowdfunders. Plus, a new change to Kickstarter image sizes, and ComixLaunch listener voicemail.
In this Bonus Session of ComixLaunch, Tyler shares 7 brand new Kickstarter strategies he’ll be implementing in the upcoming C is for Cthulhu Coloring Book Kickstarter Campaign, launching April 4, 2016. See the campaign in action at ColorCthulhu.com.
In today’s session, Tyler talks to Cathryn Lavery of BestSelf.co, who recently launched a crowdfunding campaign that raised more than $300,000 on Kickstarter in the publishing category. How to achieve 6-figure crowdfunding success is talked about at length, including plenty of actionable strategies creators can apply to their own campaigns.
Serialization has been a fundamental aspect of the comic book medium. This session with new writer James Haick explores the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities Kickstarter provides creators to crowdfund comics one issue at a time.
Tyler investigates BackerClub, a community of frequent crowdfunders that offers promotional opportunities for Kickstarter creators. Is BackerClub a legitimate marketing vehicle for creators, or is it scam creators and backers alike should avoid like the plague? This session will help inform you in order to make your own intelligent decision.
In 2016, there’s no one way to launch a new comic series… in fact, the options are more varied than ever. In this session, Tyler discusses Chris Lewis’ experiences publishing on Comixology, in the direct market through IDW, and on Kickstarter, as well as his experience with Andy Schmidt’s Comics Experience.
All your comic book printing questions are answered, as Tyler talks to the KrakenPrint Team about when to choose offset vs. POD printing, what are the real drivers of cost when it comes to printing, paper quality and much more. If you’re printing a book this year, you need to listen to this session.
Issues of diversity in comics and finding the big why’s behind the comics and projects you create is the focus of this session with special guest Kwanza Osajyefo. Plus: ComixLaunch listener voice mail!
Transparency is a key currency for creators in the internet age, and a powerful force when embraced by Kickstarter creators. In this session, Tyler discusses the pros and cons of transparency. Then, he reveals the inner workings of ComixLaunch, sharing its key metrics for 2015, including total income and expenses.
The Freedom Journal campaign, the first Kickstarter run by podcaster John Lee Dumas, raised more than $450K. In this session, Tyler breaks down five keys to the project’s monumental success.
What are the pros and cons of launching a Kickstarter campaign with a $1 goal? In this session, Tyler will give you his opinion on this “Dollar goal strategy” which is more common than you might think, and more importantly, will tell you what cold hard Kickstarter data says about its efficacy.
Tyler breaks down an exciting conversation he had with the co-founder of Kickbooster, a new service that empowers and rewards your backers, fans, and affiliates for promoting your Kickstarter campaign. This just might be the “dead zone” cure Kickstarter creators have been searching for.
In this session with media buyer and senior staff writer at HorrorTalk James Ferguson, we go deeper than ever before on the show on one of the most powerful advertising platforms on the planet for Kickstarter creators: Facebook. Why it works, and how to get started with Facebook advertising.
In this session, Tyler speaks with Madeleine Holly-Rosing, author of Kickstarter For The Independent Creator: A Practical and Informative Guide To Crowdfunding, about how to know if and when you’re ready to launch your Kickstarter.
In this session, Tyler and Jeremy talk to Russell Nohelty of Wannabe Press about tapping into the power of Kickstarter and the techniques of successful online marketers to launch a new publishing venture.
Is a Kickstarter project in the cards for you in 2016? If so, this session will give you 7 principles to guide your effective use of the Kickstarter platform, and help you set both outcome…
Get a pen and a pad of paper ready because in today’s session, Tyler asks CPA Josh Bauerle everything you ever wanted to know about Kickstarter and taxes…but were afraid to ask. A must listen for creators who see their work not just as a hobby, but as a business.
The largest independent study of Kickstarter backers was released, with eye-opening findings about the fulfillment failure rates and much more. In this session, Tyler reviews the findings in depth.
In this session with Jeff McComsey, the small press powerhouse behind the FUBAR historical zombie franchise, the elements of a successful Kickstarter project page are uncovered. Discover how Jeff’s beautiful Kickstarter pages have generated more than $150K in funding.
“Early Bird” discount reward levels or “Day One Backer” bonuses can be an effective strategy to get your Kickstarter campaign off to a explosive start… but there is a downside. In this session, Tyler discusses the pros and cons of early bird rewards.
What makes a project worthy of launching a Kickstarter? In this session, 3 Kickstarter mindset myths are shattered, and Tyler discusses the best way to think about crowdfunding projects.
Today’s session explores the emotional roller coaster ride that is running a Kickstarter campaign, with a creator whose last campaign went right down to the wire. Ups, downs, twists and turns are covered in detail.
Figuring out if and how to engage brick and mortar retailers in a Kickstarter campaign is a vexing issue for creators. Chimera Comics owner Carmelo Chimera joins Tyler for a frank discussion on retailer outreach.
With more than $40 million dollars raised for comics and graphic novel projects to date, Kickstarter is playing an ever increasing role in the industry. Tyler James discusses the economics of Kickstarter and digital comics with Author Todd Allen.