A new creative-network specifically for manga makers has opened up its Beta Site for testing/feedback:
- Progress tracking features that let you know exactly how far you are in a comic series and will automatically save your place for future reading.
- Follow any comic, project or user that sparks your interest, and fully customize the specifics of when you're notified in your personal Feed.
- Your own Reader Shelf that automatically sorts chapter updates to comics you're following into a personalized reading "playlist." Customize the shelf to your liking and create your own unique reading experience of your favorite comics!
FOR MANGA MAKERS:
- Upload your comic and fully customize how it is presented, updated and promoted on-site with a dedicated webpage for your work that connects with fans, no website-building needed.
- Retain all creative and publishing rights to your creations.
- Have your own site? Connect your G.M.I. profile with your personal website or blog and supplement your page's traffic/revenue with the network's.
- Expansive comic-creation options; present your work in single-page mode, or a book style format, including two page spreads and filler page options. Bulk upload entire folders of work in seconds and set scheduled publishing times to release your work; no more lengthy on-the-spot uploading.
- Create dedicated project pages to showcase work in-development, or help boost awareness and support of your off-site events such as crowdfunding campaigns.
- Discover local creators and projects in your area with location-services, opening up a vast range of creative opportunities. Form creative-teams in your area and bring your projects to life.
- Showcase your range of creative ability with a dedicated portfolio and our system of Skill Tags that allows you to be scouted and recruited for projects and work.
- Apply for the G.M.I. Roster and take a shot at having your work stand on top of the globe.
The site is still a little rough, so testers should expect to encounter a few bugs here and there. When that happens, just click on the handy "Report Issue" button located on the bottom-right of any page; you'll be able to fill out a form detailing the problem which will be sent straight to our developers.
We want to make this site a place where anyone interested in making manga can find a community and features that can support them every step of the way. To that end, we invite everyone to come aboard and make this site the very best it can be.
We hope you enjoy the new site!
-Sincerely, The G.M.I. Crew