For decades, authors have promoted new book launches by going on tour, and in the past, Ryan Claytor has done just that. But in a pandemic era, for his latest launch for “A Hunter’s Tale”, he’s pivoted to an online tour model. In this session, he’ll share how he lined up 31 “online tour stops” in 31 days to get the word out about his project…and how you can do the same!
Highlights of This Session Include:
- How Ryan’s experience doing in-person book tours informed his strategy for online touring.
- The best way to get your tour stops filled, and how to get started even if you’re not a huge name in the industry.
- Some overlooked online tour destinations Ryan encourages creators pursue.
- Plus: A quick look back at some of the remarkable accomplishments of ComixLaunch Pros in the previous year.
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Today’s Featured Guest:
Ryan Claytor is an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University where he teaches Comics Studio courses and spearheaded the development of the interdisciplinary Comic Art and Graphic Novel Minor between the Art and English departments.
He has also served as the Director of the Michigan State University Comics Forum, an event for scholars, creators and fans, since 2009, as well as Host and Producer of the MSU Comic Art and Graphic Novel Podcast from 2016-2020.
He’s a five-time Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo Prize winner, and his books have also garnered a Ringo Award nomination for Best Non-fiction Comic Work, a Cartoonist in Residence position at the Cartoon Art Museum, visiting lecturerships at the Dallas Museum of Art, The Center for Cartoon Studies, and The Savannah College of Art and Design, and many others.
Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:
A Hunter’s Tale https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ryanclaytor/a-hunters-tale
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Who are you 3 friendliest online tour destinations that you would feel most comfortable reaching out to during your next launch?