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Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Jim Stewart, Mychailo Kazybrid feature in new, free Self Publisher Magazine
Self Publisher! Magazine #60 is available now free as a PDF download and
introduces "a whole new look" to the magazine, offering lots of articles
and features any indy creator or fan of such would enjoy, its editorial team
at Dimestore Productions enthuse.
While this is a US magazine, based in Madison, it's of interest here for its interviews with British comics creators Jim "Ganjaman"
Stewart and Wallace & Gromit artist Mychailo Kazybrid, talking about their careers in comic and self publishing.
There's also an ace strip by fab US artist Michael
Neno, a guide to adding pictures to a SmashWords project, a look at
Print on Demand, indie comic reviews and lots more.
Self Publisher! Magazine is the work of the Self Publisher Association, currently a "not for profit" group, their main goal in the
coming months to officially become a Non-Profit organization, so thatthey may better serve the world with their efforts to bring forth better
tools for all creators to use to make it more likely that they can
survive in today's changing markets.
"We are seeking to forge the
foundation of a permanent Self Publisher Hall of Fame," they say, "and do everything we can to bring recognition to the do-it-yourself
level of publishing. We hope you will take the time to learn about us,
and then join in our efforts."
editorial team on the magazine are doing everything they can to increase readership, so they
can do more good for the self publishing comic creator community.
"We'd greatly appreciate anything
you can do to help this issue go viral and reach our 1,000 download
goal!", says publisher Ian Shires.