In the latest sign of self-publishing’s resurgence, a group of booksellers will receive comic books by self-published authors this month.
The publishers weekly newsletter The Bookseller will offer comic books in the form of hardcovers and e-books, the publisher said, in a release on Tuesday.
Bookseller Joe B. Lewis said he was honored to receive the comics and ebooks.
The self-described “graphic novel genius” has been publishing comic books since the mid-1990s, and he has sold over 40 million books.
He said he plans to publish comic books again in the near future.
“There are so many opportunities to be self-employed and publish my books, and I’m so happy to be part of it,” Lewis said.
“It is a fantastic thing.”
In 2015, self-identified graphic novel artist Jeff Lemire was awarded a MacArthur Genius grant to develop a graphic novel titled “Fatal Attraction,” a novel he says is about two people who share an erotic affair.
He has published “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “The Way of the Warrior,” two of his own graphic novels.