DIY Comic Book Self-Publishing
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DIY Comic Book Self-Publishing

What you need to know, when self-publishing Comics or Books through CreateSpace, Amazon, and other Distribution Channels
5.0 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
27 students enrolled
Created by Cristian Aluas
Last updated 3/2017
Current price: $10 Original price: $75 Discount: 87% off
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 29 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of the course, students will know the ins and outs of current mainstream self-distribution channels and be able to refine their book or comic project so that it gets the best distribution.
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  • You just need to have a book or graphic novel project close to completion and ready for self-publishing and distribution.

This straight-forward course talks about what an author or creator needs to know about the process of self-publishing graphic novels or novels through CreateSpace, Amazon/Kindle, iTunes, Comixology, and other channels, as well as info about ISBNs, Copyrights, printing options, file formats, and much more. Templates and links are provided, including Purchase Order forms and Invoice templates, so you are also ready to make sales. Distribution and Marketing topics are also discussed and tips and tricks on pricing your books. This is a fun and easy-to-digest course that gives a lot of information in a short time, with useful tips and lings to follow through with!

Who is the target audience?
  • The target of this course is to inform authors and creators of the venues available for digital self-publishing and distribution.
  • Target students are those that either are just beginning their project and want to know what to anticipate or are near completion and want to know the right channels for digital self-publishing.
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Curriculum For This Course
Digital Self-Publishing Checklist
12 Lectures 59:00

Publish your own comic book or graphic novel, with this easy-to-follow "Digital Self-Publishing Checklist," taught by an industry professional with over 20 years of self-publishing experience.

Preview 02:35

Information about ISBN numbers, Copyright, and Trademark, for your comic books, books, and intellectual property. 

Preview 05:52

A guide to publishing your book or graphic novel on Amazon and Kindle, including using CreateSpace for self-publishing. 

Preview 06:22

How to publish or submit your comic book or graphic novel to Comixology Submit.


The best file formats and size templates for doing the layout for your comic books and graphic novels. See files attached.

File Formats and Page Templates

Benefits of submitting your comic book idea to established publishers. 

Submitting to Publishers

Sales and Marketing techniques for your self-published comic books, graphic novels, and books, including invoice and purchase order templates. 

Sales and Marketing

Tips on Print-on-demand services for your comics and graphic novels. 

Printing Your Books and Graphic Novels

Actual quality comparisons of printed comic book products, using a local printer, a print-on-demand service, and Amazon/CreateSpace printing. Show and tell, as well as an expert review.

Preview 06:09

This is an important section on how to price your comics and graphic novels, online and first person sales. 

Pricing Your Books or Graphic Novels

Reminder to check the file attachments, under each video lecture, for valuable source materials and templates that help you succeed!

Check Attachments Reminder

Thank you for completing the course and I wish you much fun self-publishing! Please write and excellent review so others can benefit too. And if you have any questions, please message me anytime. Thank you :)


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About the Instructor
Cristian Aluas
4.2 Average rating
51 Reviews
630 Students
5 Courses
Artist and Art Teacher at Masterpiece Art School

Cristian S. Aluas is a professional artist and art teacher at Masterpiece Art School, with over 20 years of art experience and over 12 years of professional teaching experience. Cristian's art lessons are easy to follow and fun to watch and to learn from. One of the benefits of buying Cristian's video art lessons is that they feel like you are actually in the room with him, listening and learning along-side. Pure and entertaining art education!