Graphic Novel TK Episode 38: After Publication

Graphic Novel TK Episode 38: After Publication

So your book has been published! It is now in out in the world for everyone to read.

And now . . . what happens? Do people mostly come to find your book organically? How do you make sure people are still reading your book in a year . . . and what can you do to make sure that they’re still reading your book in five years?

We talk to Julia Pohl-Miranda, Director of Marketing at renowned Canadian comics publisher Drawn and Quarterly, about the long-term view on publishing graphic novels.

Interested in learning more about Drawn and Quarterly and Julia Pohl-Miranda? You can check out D&Q’s website, or find them on Twitter.

(We note that we recorded this episode in 2019, so the discussion and advice here is sometimes not representative of the state of the world in 2020/2021. For more on that . . . more TK.)

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Graphic Novel TK is a podcast about the process of making graphic novels — aimed at authors, artists, and people who are interested in the behind-the-scenes of the publishing business. It’s hosted by Alison Wilgus and Gina Gagliano.

Alison Wilgus is a writer, editor and cartoonist; her comics have been published by Tor, First Second, Dark Horse, DC, Del Rey and Nickelodeon Magazine. You can find her online @aliwilgus

Gina Gagliano is the Publishing Director of Random House Graphic, Random House’s dedicated imprint for comics for kids and teens, and has worked with organizations like the Brooklyn Book Festival, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and the Toronto Comics Art Festival to coordinate programming and media. You can find her online @_GinaGagliano.

Thoughts? Feedback? Email us at [email protected] or find us on Twitter at @GraphicNovelTK.

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