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Apologies if this has been posted before, but I've been poking around and haven't found much. I'm interested in starting a zine distro and I was wondering how one does this? Any distro-ers have any tips? Advice?
I'm thinking I want to start out with a distro and then one day after I graduate college embark on opening up a brick-and-mortar zine store in my hometown. :)
Any advice would be greatly appreciated <3
I've run my distro since 1992 (with a decade long hiatus from 2000-2010). When I started I just put the word out to my friends who did zines to send 10 copies in and I went from there.
I do almost everything on consignment, that way you don't have to worry about fronting money. BUT I'm also scruplulously honest and pay everyone on time everytime. Don't be a deadbeat distro! There are enough of those!
Good luck -- any other questions drop a line...
I know this is an old thread, but I am wondering if running a distro is something I will be able to do. I'd love to, but I don't know where to start and how things go tax-wise.
Anyone have a story to share?