- Author Bio
Science-fiction superstar William Gibson’s first graphic novel! The political leaders of 2016 have destroyed the world. Now they want a bright new reality to corrupt.
To do it, they’ll abuse the power of humanity’s last hope: the Splitter, a colossal machine that will allow them to travel back into the past to entrench their hold on the future. With his characteristic grim sarcasm and militaristic pragmatism, Gibson leads us from the toxic environs of the present to war-torn 1945 Berlin, where RAF officer Naomi Givens will persevere against inconceivable, ruthless future forces, with the fates of epochs at stake.
Marketing: Press Announcement and extended preview to be placed at an exclusive outlet. Publishers Weekly with follow-up release sent to 3000 industry contacts and 50,000 consumers
Video Trailer launch via Hollywood Reporter
All digital and social media promotion to go live on release dates
AD BUYS: IGN, ICV2, Facebook
Library push: Advance copies mailed out for review: Shelf Awareness, Library Journal, School Library Journal,
National Media Push: Confirmed cover in Publisher’s Weekly, Rolling Stone (listed as 1 of Top 10 highlights of 2016 San Diego Comic-Con),
Social Media saturation: Promotion through a variety of social media; Facebook (128k), Twitter (96.3k), Tumblr (25k), fan sites, with a featured landing page at IDWpublishing.com.
Focus of Direct-to-consumer Newsletter (40,000 unique and engaged fans)
Cross promotion in IDW’s monthly titles (Circulation over 350,000)
Publicity: Guest at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, multiple panels and signings, key note speaker at Industry Auction
Further trade show promotion: New York Comic-Con 2016, Emerald City Comic-Con 2017, Wonder Con 2017, San Diego Comic-Con 2017, more
Well-orchestrated roll-out, including exclusive outreach to mainstream, science fiction, and comic media. Exclusive content, Author and Artist interviews, with USA Today
Author Website: williamgibsonbooks.com
"This is a comic that fires on all cylinders...It's spectacular." —Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing.net, reviewing issue #1
"This is Gibsons first direct foray into the comic book world and he has translated his undoubted skill as a storyteller from that of his novels to this new format/style seamlessly, creating what I now regard (after reading the story for a third time) is a MUST read for any science fiction fan." –John Patterson, Big Comic Page
"If you're a fan of alternate history stories like The Man in the High Castle, you should definitely keep Archangel on your radar." –David Pepose, Newsarama
“This is a moment in comic book history–a major event. One of the most important Science Fiction writers of the modern era enters the comic book field with a strong and fascinating story.” –ComicWow!