this post will contain an astonishing amount of „self“ promotion, so if you don’t wanna read it scroll past it or press J now.
Some of you might know that I work for a small IT company that offers online solutions for publishers. We now launched a new and international product (that’s the part where the kinda self promotion starts) that I’d like to tell you about. It might be an awesome tool for the writers and artist here on tumblr and dA!
It’s called edelpaper (edel is German and means noble, btw - mostly because it looks pretty nice and high-quality) and you can use it to publish your stuff - comics, novels, catalogues, portfolios, whatever, online for free and make it interactive. (Yes, you read correctly: for free!) And with interactive I mean you can add internal links to another page, external links to websites or mail addresses, and videos. Also it has a page turn effect with makes it more fun to read/look at. Of course it also works on phones and tablets!
To give you a better idea of what to do with this tool and what it looks like, I put together 2 PDFs with 1) some short comics and 2) some fanarts I did a while ago - it’s just a pretty cool way to present your work!
Pretty cool, huh? It’s probably better for real comic/manga artists and writers but I think my short comic stuff gets edelpaper’s purpose across.
Anyway, if you’ve got questions you can take a look at edelpaper.com (and also try it out there) or ask me about it. You have to register/log in with your Facebook or gmail account, but don’t worry you won’t get any spam mails. (I’ll make sure of it.) Did I mention it’s for free? I’m sure I mentioned this before. XD So yeah, it’s got a free plan with the basics and a pro plan with all the enrichments (but I guess most of you won’t really need that - if you do, the pro plan still sells at a pretty good price I think). Sure, there’s some pop ups suggesting the pro plan from time to time, but I think that’s still alright.
tl;dr: The company I work at got a new product that turns your comics/fanfics/whatever documents from PDF into online publications with flip page effect for free.
Sooooo maybe check it out? Thanks! I love you all!!!
PS: It’d be really helpful if you could leave me some messages about what you think of the tool and if you can think of some features or improvements (also typos)! We already do have lists of future features, but it’s always easier to argue about prioritizing them when you’ve got feedback from real people.