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Think we´ll just have to agree to differ R.John. I also agree with Nicole about trades, being selective about trading in person doesn´t make you a dick.
hy boys and girls! I'm from faraway Russia and I write my final scientist work in the university on the topic of russian zine's. I'm full of rassian "samizdat" stories and now it's time to read smth about west self-print experiense. could you give me please some links on books and articles about first zines??or may be some of you hase photocopies?
thanks from nordic bears and mr.Putin and excuse y english)
I didn't say it made you a dick, I just said it was a dick move. Of course there are extenuating circumstances- I wouldn't expect anyone to trade for a neo-Nazi zine, but on the whole I would say if you're at a fest just have a sign at the table saying you don't do trades. That way if you see something you're interested in you can make the offer but there won't be any obligation. I know i'd feel like a dick rejecting some poor sap's trade.
What's OP stand for? I still haven't worked it out.
Is it possible, or even desirable, to make a clear distinction between magazines, newspapers, and zines?
Yes. Because all three of them are completely different things.
So while it's probably desirable to many to make clear distinctions between those labels (which is really all they are) it's not 100% possible.