Early this morning, Rosarium Publishing, the publisher for Chadhiyana (my medieval Indian assassin comic) and many other diverse books, launched its first major crowdfunding campaign. Appropriately named Rosarium Publishing: The Next Level (indiegogo.com/projects/rosarium-publishing-the-next-level) through the campaign, Rosarium Publishing is hoping to move out of the print-on-demand market and into a position to make small print runs of their books (Chadhiyana included). Not only that, but they’re also hoping to invest more money into marketing and promotion (which Rosarium as a whole has already done a pretty effective job at through word of mouth, social media and conventions).
Of course, on a personal level, I’m really hoping the campaign succeeds because Chadhiyana: In the Company of Shadows - Book I (which will collect the first six issues of Chadhiyana) is one of the many books this campaign concerns. Though aside from my personal interests, I really like what Rosarium is doing as a publisher, which is why I’m so happy to be under their masthead.
You can check out more about the campaign at indiegogo.com/projects/rosarium-publishing-the-next-level and if you’re a Chadhiyana fan, you can even put in your pre-order for volume 1 now (which will earn you an extra 4-page mini-comic by yours truly!). Though I would suggest you take a look at what other books Rosarium is offering through their perks, especially if you’re looking for diversity in both subject matter and creators--though that’s not to say you shouldn’t pre-order Chadhiyana volume 1 as well.
Also, for you Chadhiyana fans, the fourth issue has been given a release date of April 27th--that’s less than a month away! Though, if you’re a NetGalley member, you can get the issue already (s2.netgalley.com/catalog/book/86874).
Thank you all in advance for the support!