…the Markosia edition of Alpha Gods: Emergence will, of course, still be released. And we’re talking about doing something special with it…be that variant covers…or maybe a hardback edition. We’ll see.
It just won’t be shipping through Diamond. So…will you be able to order it through your local comic shop? That depends…can your local retailer be bothered with ordering through someone other than Diamond? Or is that too much effort for them? Alternatively, you could order it directly online. I will NEVER understand why people are so desperate to order my books through their local retailer and give a HUGE slice of the cover price to Diamond, rather than to…well…me.
Support indie comics. Buy direct from the publisher.
FYI - there’s a new Markosia website in the works, and it’s going to be fucking awesome. I know things, thing’s I’m not allowed to tell you…and I am seriously excited.
For the first time since 2010 I have a book listed in the Diamond Previews catalogue.
This is “A Big Deal.”
And because of this, I need YOUR help.
How can you help? In several ways:
1) Simply reblog my posts about it. Particularly the one I posted earlier with the order form. If you missed it, don’t worry, I’ll be posting it again.
2) If you read and enjoyed the first book, recommend the new book to your friends and online followers. You do NOT need to have read the first book to enjoy the new book.
3) Pre-order the book. Seriously, please, go do it. If every single one of my followers on tumblr pre-ordered the book it would hit the top 200 graphic novels in July (based on figures for March). If every one of Orang Utan Comics’ followers on Facebook pre-ordered the book then it would hit the top 10 graphic novels in July. If ALL my followers across ALL social media pre-ordered the book then it would be the number two best selling graphic novel in July. And pre-ordering the book costs NOTHING. You just have to walk into your local comic book store and give them the details. They won’t ask you for any money, they’ll just (hopefully) order the book. Then, in July, you’ll walk into your store and it’ll be waiting for you. What if you can’t afford it then? Then your retailer will simply take the book and put it on the shelves with the rest of the books. Retailers are understanding people like that. I want you to buy and read the book, but given that the pre-order system screws creators over, I’m not below pointing out that we can play the system just a little here. But, please, if you can, buy the book.
4) If you don’t want to pre-order the book for yourself, you can always simply encourage your retailer to order it in for the store and give him the details (they’re on the order form…I’ll reblog it in a moment).
Thanks for your time, and thank you, ahead of time, for your help!