Selling Comics Online
Put Your Comic Shop Online
Django Bohren, co-owner of Comics Place in Washington state and CBLDF retail member, is the writer of an introductory guide to getting your comic shop online. Check out Comics Place’s online comic store. CBLDF has provided this article as a free resource for retailers looking to get started creating an online webstore. (More)
Selling Comics on Facebook Live!
Many retailers are having to find new and creative ways to sell comics during the Covid-19 crisis. Facebook Live is a way to broadcast a live video on a Facebook page, in a Facebook group, or in a Facebook event. It can be used to broadcast a conversation, performance, Q&A, or virtual event. Comic shop owners adapting to remote retailing have started to use it to host Facebook Live sales. Facebook Live Sales let you talk directly to your customers about the comics you’re selling and can be a great alternative to sales method while your store is closed. Here’s a quick guide to get started!
Online Sales/Ebay Stores
Bret Parks, owner of Ssalefish Comics in North Carolina and CBLDF retail member, is the writer of an introductory guide to online comic sales. You can check out Ssalefish Comics’ eBay store here. CBLDF has provided this article as a free resource for retailers looking to get started selling online. Below is the original article as printed in CBLDF Presents Selling Comics: A Guide to Retailing. (More)
Social Media Platforms: Best Uses and Tips
Navigating the social media landscape can be difficult. This simple guide breaks down the most common social media platforms. It gives all the tips and tricks to find the right social media outlet for you and how to maximize its potential for your business. It also links you to further readings.
Going Online: Taking Your Comic Book Club Online
Book clubs are a great tool to create community, stay connected, and share the love of comics! If you have an existing book club, the closures of libraries, schools, comic stores and other meeting venues create a challenge. So we assembled some resources and updated our comic book club handbooks to provide tips and tools to help you take your book clubs remote. And if you don’t yet belong to a comic book club, now’s the time to start one! You can use these resources to launch your book club community. (More)
Virtual Event Safety
Ensure the safety of your patrons with CBLDF’s new best practices guide, “Virtual Event Safety.” This simple visual reference will support retailers, educators, libraries, and creators who are using online gathering tools in making wise decisions to protect themselves and the people joining their events! (More)