in southern New Hampshire, USA, Flying Chipmunk Comics Press is part
(you can find us on FaceBook
as well), a small company specializing in republishing out-of-print
books. The publisher, Terry Kepner, has been involved in magazine and
book publishing for over 30 years, both as editor and as publisher,
including three computer magazines and several books.
began republishing out-of-print books in 2008 and we have achieved a
modest success with a back-list on Amazon of about 150 books. We have
both paperback and hardcover books, black-and-white and color, and
almost all have illustrations.
Flying Chipmunk Comics Press
publishers provide minimal help to the webcomic
author/artist. While the books themselves are high-quality from a
materials point-of-view, the artwork pre-press preparation itself is
sorely lacking: poor layout, lack of proper pagination, improperly
scanned artwork, muddy or dark covers, and a host of other problems
make it obvious that the books were not produced by professionals.
we feel, is where we can help. You are an artist. You want to create,
draw, illustrate, and tell a story with your art, not become a
professional book publisher (just as you want to drive a car to go
places and do things, not become a professional mechanic to keep the
car in driving condition).
help you every step of the way. We’ll help you decide on the
proper book size, the look of the pages, the layout of your artwork
on the page, the page-by-page construction, and give you feedback on
how it looks and how to improve its looks before you commit to a
single printed copy. And for a limited time the
cost for those services is just $25.00.
fees you pay are based on if you decide you want an ISBN
($35.00), and for any Proof Copies of the book you order ($40.00 per
copy; color books require a Proof Copy). Once Pre-press is complete,
you just order your books (minimum quantity is 20), and pay via
Paypal. That’s it.
have resources to help you do what you need, without trying to make
you a book Pre-press professional in the process.
have downloadable templates
for both interior book pages and book covers, showing
precisely where you can safely place your artwork. We have comic
design and planning aids,
as well as various layout
boards used in the comic industry, available
for download. Our FAQ
page has explicit instructions on how to design a cover for maximum
effectiveness in attracting attention and getting a customer to want
your book. Our web-page Comic/Manga
Book Pricing can help you decide what size book you want,
how much to charge for that book, and your choices in getting your
book listed on Amazon, Baker & Taylor, Barnes and Noble, and
into bookstores. A good overview of book publishing, the way we do
it, is explained on our web-page Getting
to Print. We even have a webpage to help
you attract more readers to your webcomic--Secrets
to Webcomic Success (the more successful you
are, the more successful we are).