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I alway's leave zines on the bus,or in soup kitchen's.Nobody has ever replied through this method,but the same can be said about sending them to people to review-nobody replied to me through that either.
Two weeks ago I was interstate and left 3 copies of my zine outside a book store I was walking past (amongst the flyers & street press) and a few days ago I had letter in my PO Box from someone who had picked one of them up. Quite thrilling.
I left mine in a local library this evening. From what I have read here, this hasn't been a very successful way to get a response but it will be fun to see how long it stays there.
I used to leave my zines around for free until I started getting death threats, plural, in the mail for talking about feminism in the mildest of terms (this was in 2004/5). Lesson: If you think your zine is controversal, be very cautious about including anyway to contact you or identify you.
Just left a bunch of my zines around random spots in Reno, we'll see how that goes.
Also, Zeraph, that's really terrible, I'm really sorry you had to deal with that.