Why most independent komiks in the Philippines only sell their stuff during local conventions?
Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 8:05:40 AM | Gilbert Monsanto
This question was raise as a reaction to the recently concluded KOMIKON 2010 event.
(originally posted as a note on my facebook.)
Having your title available to bookstores and other retail store is not an easy task :)
1.) Setting up legal stuffs (dti, issn,business permit and some more.) - needs money to spend.
2.) consignment fees- it varies but the the highest still is from NBS(40-50%) half of all your hard work essentially.
3.) footwork- good luck sending them to all the branches. Fare alone getting there will cost you a fortune. And because it is consignment, you have to return and get all the unsold copies.
I am doing this believe me, up to now. I still can't solve the distribution problem.
The real dilemma is that after all these things considered,I think the price tag on our comics should be 4 to 5 times more than we offer at the conventions. Who would buy comics if we do that? That is mainly the reason we need these events
If anyone can help us, Please do.