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Not even alphabetized!? Sure, maybe it's an "art" book, but that doesn't mean it has to be unusable. Lack of indexing =/= indie cred, you know?
I'm pretty stoked just that someone has made a first attempt at recording something that no one has before.
Unless there are really bad factual errors that change history, I'm pretty stoked just that someone has made a first attempt at recording something that no one has before. I should point out I've worked in libraries all my life and work on ZineWiki, I'm a huge fan of trying to document things for history. I'd love it if people cut this book a little slack, most of you are probably too young to have read most of the zines covered in the zine books of the '80s and '90s, but there were lots of errors in those books as well, but when you read them they still give you an overall impression of what the zines were about and how awesome the micro publishing scene and publishing a zine is. I'd try looking at the sum of the parts, rather than just how your zine was or was not part of it. It seems like the author's heart was in the right place and that zines could use some greater attention right now outside of the usual circles, with a major book may be able to bring (although I doubt it).
This is not the "first attempt" at recording zine history.
OK, this is a VERY BIG favor to ask... but for people who received complimentary copies of the book, could you possibly post a list of all the zines pictured in it? I realize that it will be quite a bit of work, but some zine publishers who were never contacted should know that they were used in this book.
Maybe if a few people have the book, they can divide it into sections to ease the workload?
Doesn't make it right.
The copyright office has a page on what to do if this happens.
A legal thing on the internet gives a cease and decist letter with demands for payment--
Also worth looking at is the info online about what to do if you're accused of copyright infringement (to show what's being given to the offended parties)