It's crazy to me when creators think they can compete with the "Big" publishers by their lonesome without any help or without helping anyone. The reality is that it's almost impossible to achieve this by yourself, no matter how talented you are or how great your product is; you have to create or be a part of a bigger network of creators. I feel that we can achieve this in a matter of a few months but we need to UNITE, but in a real way; not in a sleazy kinda way.
- Contacting me whenever you're putting a book out and not hearing from you again in a couple months.
- Filling my Facebook wall with your posts and never sharing one of my posts.
- Asking me to promote your books and never promote mine.
- Bashing me or any other indy creator in order to make you and your product appealing to customers.
And the crazy part is, in this day and age, it's never been easier to reach the masses and sell your product. We have Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and a million other social media sites to promote at the click of a button, and yet, it's so hard for creators to help each other for whatever reason.
This is an open invitation to open a line of dialogue, I want to discuss this with my fellow creators and see what can be done in order to break through the barriers stipulated by the "Big" Publishers and create our own place in the industry. My name is Manuel A. Carmona, creator of Project: New Wave, co-Founder of Truthful Comics and penciller for Shot in the Dark, I give you my word that if you decide to UNITE with our fellowship, we'll help you in any way we can; meaning Truthful Comics. My brother and Truthful Comics co-Founder Alvaro Cortez Ortiz Jr. has also pledge allegiance, as well as Wild, Wild Astral and Bye Bye World creator Rigz Jimenez. If you want to UNITE with us and create a social network to help each other, contact me, write a comment under this blog, send us an e-mail, whatever; but let's make this happen! I'm counting on you.
Visit our UNITE! Facebook Page and let's start a revolution!!!