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i am moving to paris, france in 2 months and i want american zines to bring with me!!!

i will make copies and set up tables at shows and hand them out to the french collectives.

i will also be seeing amsterdam, belgium and italy and will be bringing the zines with me there.

email me if you want to donate and have you zine read by people across europe!

jamievegan@riseup.net

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I'm also an american zinester living in europe, doing a similar thing! I just wanted to let you know something about the paper-size here, if you were to photocopy american-made zines... it's different! A4 is the standard copy paper, it's slightly less wide and a bit taller- 8.26 x 11.89 inches.  This is a fairley recent discovery for me, that all countries in the WORLD except for the US and Canada use this format... which it really frustrating if you're tryin to copy american zines in europe! bring stacks of paper or else tediously scale down and resize and trim by hand each page (my current project for 9 different zines, uhg!)

It's not that much of a difference in size, but being a design freak it painfully bothers me to no end when all the boarders get trimmed of my zine or it's not even on the page... so just an FYI about paper formalities!

good luck!

-Halley

 

 

hahah thank you so much!!!

Halley's Comet said:

I'm also an american zinester living in europe, doing a similar thing! I just wanted to let you know something about the paper-size here, if you were to photocopy american-made zines... it's different! A4 is the standard copy paper, it's slightly less wide and a bit taller- 8.26 x 11.89 inches.  This is a fairley recent discovery for me, that all countries in the WORLD except for the US and Canada use this format... which it really frustrating if you're tryin to copy american zines in europe! bring stacks of paper or else tediously scale down and resize and trim by hand each page (my current project for 9 different zines, uhg!)

It's not that much of a difference in size, but being a design freak it painfully bothers me to no end when all the boarders get trimmed of my zine or it's not even on the page... so just an FYI about paper formalities!

good luck!

-Halley

 

 

Be very careful of import fees if you're going to sell.  A comic book vendor went to France to be part of one of their comic events over there, he had to pay a duty on his stock when leaving the country, and a much higher duty (almost the full price of the comics) at the European end---it was a total loss for him as a vendor. 

 

If you're giving them away, you may be able to avoid the fees, but you'd have to say they're your private collection that you're going to be reading. Any hint of 'sales' and you'll get slapped with the duty tax.  They can be strict about it over there.

thanks!


yeah, i wont be selling them.


Elaine said:

Be very careful of import fees if you're going to sell.  A comic book vendor went to France to be part of one of their comic events over there, he had to pay a duty on his stock when leaving the country, and a much higher duty (almost the full price of the comics) at the European end---it was a total loss for him as a vendor. 

 

If you're giving them away, you may be able to avoid the fees, but you'd have to say they're your private collection that you're going to be reading. Any hint of 'sales' and you'll get slapped with the duty tax.  They can be strict about it over there.

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