There are fixed costs associated with the writing, research, and graphic illustration of each issue. From the costs per issue, sixty (60%) percent is allocated for graphic illustration roles. Sponsorship of an issue(s) covers the process of creative development for each issue and includes a percentage for oversight and marketing. In addition to electronic formats, a specified number of print issues will be available for readers. Our priority is to support and appropriately incentivize the investment of creative work. We do not burden the process with inappropriately high administrative costs.
The costs per page are standardized according to the number of pages per issue. The process and planning for working with professional historians, researchers, writers, and web designers adds to these costs, but delivers a superior published title. Assembling a series of twelve titles annually, the costs of marketing and management are broken down across the annual series.
Part of our strategy is to work toward the common good, and there are numerous federal and private organizations aligned to this same end. We are developing relationships with the National Endowment for the Humanities, We are focused on developing productive relationships with philanthropic foundations.
The longest and most involved aspect of production lies with the graphic arts process. In working with schools, we allocate one academic year per title. In working with independent or staff artists, we allocate 6-8 months. The time involved for printing and shipping is extra.
We have access to a number of highly skilled independent graphic artists and writers. Our goal is to work with the talent of graphic arts programs and curricula at the school level. We have a plan to accomplish this whereby teachers and students are involved in the process as a matter of learning and production. This partnership would enable a school to generate a narrative of lasting historical significance and be compensated at the programmatic level.
Yes, we believe that so many stories are timeless and the stories from several generations ago still resonate today. We have an extensive roster of biographies that would be worthy candidates for this type of publication.
While our emphasis is on American history, we know and acknowledge that history is far more interrelated across different generations. There are many great topics to choose from and discuss further!
We believe in a handheld print edition to read, but readers like to have options. WBP titles will be in electronic format, but compatible with print format. We will print a elect number of issues for each series annually, depending on planning and/or demand.
Our publishing plan is to include groups of beta-readers from the appropriate demographic. Part of our editorial process will be to show the developing story to these readers and solicit feedback. Through this process, we take the essential content and present it in the most engaging way possible.
The following steps describe the general process for the creation of Wood Block Press graphic novels and literature. There are naturally changes and modifications required in each unique situation, but the sequence describes the general order of operations.