May To-Do List
Get out your calendar and start circling dates. It’s time to do a little webcomics planning.
- The more I write, the more I value the power of “fermentation.” Build time into your schedule for it, and I’m confident your writing will improve.
- Ad distributors judge a Web site on two factors: pageviews and text. They favor sites that have lots of both. (They like text because they can’t spider images for keywords to target ads to). It might be a good idea to do what you can to boost pageviews and blog a bit more. If you’re running an ad chain, do you need to add another network or adjust your distribution? If you’re Project-Wonderful-only, do you need to review your approach?
- The digital-distribution market is wide open. ComiXology is getting a ton of attention right now, Amazon offers KDP, Gumroad makes it easy to DIY, and there are smaller distributors like DriveThruComics that offer a good return on investment for your time. For me, DriveThru is the far-and-away leader in terms of my ROI. What about you?
- It’s May. Comic-Con is only two months away! If you’re going to premiere a book, you need to get crackin’. If you’re a first-time exhibitor, how much should you bring?
- It’s a great idea to have a media kit available as you’re at your table during a convention. Start working on yours now.
- If you don’t have a back-up system system to perform an automated back-up of your computer’s hard drive, you should really look into it soon. I recently wrote about a WordPress plug-in that uses Dropbox. It works great!
- Mother’s Day is this weekend. Don’t procrastinate. Cross this one off your list now.
on May 4, 2015
Posted In: To-Do List