ahh no I’m not @-@ I’m not sure if it’s the right market for me. xD
Have been decided using random.org. I contacted each of the five winners via the email address attached to their Storenvy address (or if it was a manual invoice, the email that I used to correspond with them). I won’t be publicizing the winners because they used their real names, and I don’t want to breach their privacy. The winners will have a slight delay in their delivery because I have to draw the prizes. :)
Thanks everyone for your pre-orders and for all the lovely little messages you left me with your orders. ;-;
If you missed out on pre-orders for a chance to save a little money, I’ll be at AX 2013 too! I’ll be selling a limited quantity for $35 each, but you don’t pay shipping obviously. ;)
Hehe good luck!
I’ll be selling 11x17” posters, both original and fanart. for $15 apiece, or buy two get one free. I’ll have a bundle deal like I did at AN, where you can get artbook+print for $45, or artbook+2 prints for $50. :3c
- jay-ay said: What I really adore is the lack of fanservice and sexualisation of females. The ladies are just as strong as the guys, and not a gratuitous cleavage or ass shot in sight! Also, the freaking awesome action sequences
- Same!!!!!!! How refreshing is this wow
Good! The character art direction could be better IMO, but I enjoy the pace and style of the storytelling as well as the music. (I was advised against reading the manga first because the anime actually tells it better apparently) The bgs are gorgeous, and it looks like all of their budget goes into animating the 3D maneuver gears because they are a trip to watch. Fav characters are Rivaille, Mikasa, and Armin. :3c
Yeah I read! When I first listened to it I was like “this is all the lyrics they need I guess?!” I’m so sad that it won’t be out until then because my friends and I were planning on karaokeing that at AX LOL. ;-;
kowune said: AWWWWWWH also, the eraser shavings on the bottom left look like a face
I use Canada Post for all three… that’s pretty much the best and only choice I have hahah.
Well I’ve wanted my own books for a long time, but I didn’t exactly weigh the options because I had no idea how to go about publishing in the first place. I was inspired after watching Shilin print her own books and stuff, to be honest! It’s lucky for me that I’m friends with her so she could show me the ropes. :)
So far, the main disadvantage of self-publishing is the work involved. There is a lot of organization and manual labour gone and going into this right now, and I’m kind of losing my mind with work and deadlines on top of it LOL. Also, setting the prices myself was always a pain for me because I’m not very business inclined; for instance, I have to stop myself from giving away too many free books LMAO. Q_Q
Before I get into the touchy-feely stuff, the main advantage would be that I get to keep all of my profit. A publisher will only give the artist a cut, or maybe a base rate, in exchange for not having to manage anything. But finances aside, I always liked the idea of a personal touch, especially in the art field, so at least for now (while I’m young and spry haha) I want to be able to give my patrons something a little more personal. I am a sentimental person myself so I figure a lot of people might appreciate that too.
Something else to consider is quality control? Like I chose the paper weights and finishes myself including the foil colour, but I’ve never heard of a publisher giving you that kind of option. Maybe some do, I have no idea! If you are a control freak, self-publishing is a great idea.
Lastly and realistically — to have a publisher, they must firstly want to publish your work LOL. I think it’s a different headache to search for a publisher who sees financial potential in your work. So I think if you’re just starting off and you already have funds, self-publishing is the better option.
I’m turning off Anon questions for a while because right now I have neither the time nor patience for any of the nosy prying Anons asking me about things I don’t care to publicize to the world hahaha
(With that said, I’m sorry for all the questions I’ve been hoarding in my inbox since last month o god Q_Q)
Hey! I’m 100% sure the books will be in stock for a couple of years at least. It’ll just be $2.50 more since it’s after pre-orders. Thanks for your interest, it means a lot! >v<
Oh gosh LOL! They won’t be shipped out until preorders close (June 18th) dear! I only started writing the addresses on the envelopes. xD They’ll be sent out in batches from then on. :)
The original sketch was only 5.5x8” inches, I think. You have to scan it in 300 DPI or higher my dear.
Hehehe!! Thanks so much for getting one >v< I’m so happy you enjoyed reading through my writing too!
- swammi said: oh wow you had to vector the lines to get the printer to deboss the gold?! I wonder if that’s the norm…!
- LOL yeah I know… I was hoping I could just provide a separate Bitmap file with the stuff that’s to be debossed, but NOPE. They actually wanted a pure .ai file (which I had to get help for *sob* my friends are great). I think they just wanted to be really precise, which I can appreciate. :>
My books are technically self-published because I didn’t use a publisher. I got them printed at a factory in China through a third-party proxy, but I’m sure other capable printing sources that offer offset printing, finishing, and book binding will churn out results just as nice, or even better, depending on how you use them. Some important things you should look into are the kind of finishes available, and what kind of paper to use. For example, I was really adamant about using the gold debossing on the dust jacket because I just knew it would make a lot of difference — I hand vectored all of it manually using paths on Photoshop LOL… (I didn’t have Illustrator so I did what I had to! Q_Q)
I also have a really resourceful network of friends who helped me with my printing endeavours, through whom I learned that a lot of design and publishing principles (like margins, font, page order, preserving vectors, etc) make a huge difference in how professional your book looks in the end.
With that said, once you find a printer, the rest is up to you to make your book look LEGIT and high-quality. They usually provide you with a proof though, so don’t feel too tied down to a printer you’ve never used before.
LOL I am actually taken aback by your impression of me because “serious” is the last aura I’d think I imbue anywhere. I’m usually dicking around or tongue-in-cheek, or just… happy. I mean my icon should be enough of a hint right?! Thanks for your message though haha I’m happy you think I’m pretty xD
Hi! Thanks for your interest. My book will be in my shop for a few years, I foresee haha! The pre-order is an opportunity to save some money and get some special stuff. Thanks again! <3
I will have some at AX! I printed enough to sell at several other conventions too, so don’t worry. Thanks so much for your interest and support ;-;
Hi there! No, I have not made plans to go to Cos and Effect this year. I work weekends, so I have to be choosy about the conventions I go to. Thanks for your interest though!
Hi, thanks for voicing your concern. As far as I know, there will be no customs fee attached to International orders because they are being sent as “documents,” since it’s all paper. ;) It won’t be a parcel, but if for some reason I’m forced to send it as one, I’ll make sure to mark it as gift.
That’s fine, these are all valid questions. :)
The books will be gradually shipped out in batches after pre-order ends (June 18th), of which each customer will be notified accordingly. They are already printed and on their way here! I will be getting the whole load sometime at the end of May or beginning of June, so hopefully when I get back from AN I can get going on them. :D
Yeah, it is because Storenvy doesn’t work with any other currency. Fortunately, it’s not a huge difference. If I’m selling them in Canada, I will be taking CAD, of course. :)
Reading this made me feel like kittens inside
oh no one’s trying to escape