a place for zinesters - writers and readers
We can send you our zines for distribution? Cool :) I'm not sure if the one I have published is suitable, it's a sketchbook more than a zine really, but I'm doing another couple this week to take along to This Is Not Art. Gotta love living in Newcastle ;)
Are there any current shops in Sydney that take zines? I thought maybe there was one on King st, Newtown. Black Rose Anarchist or something else? (obviously not the defunct Pulp books)
I had no idea about Synaesthesia - will have a look.
Also, there are some other very good ways to get your zines distributed in australia. The unconventional approach, such as leaving them places. In libraries. in record shops, bookshops, cafes or venues, near where people drop fliers or elsewhere on trains. inside books. hanging from trees with a string. I mean, you'd have to be willing to part with them for free. But it makes things so much more interesting.
Something in the Sticky sporadic monthly emails:
"THE SOMETIMES LAME & UNFORTUNATE TRADITION OF THE HAWTHORN ZINE FAIR
Sunday 26 October 11am- 4pm
Every year the most excruciatingly-painfully named literary event, 'Yeah
Write!' is held, including a zine fair. Last year was woeful. This year
promises to be better because it will be in conjunction with the Get Into
Hawthorn Town Hall,358 Burwood RoadHawthorn Mel. Ref. 45 D10
More info www.townhallgallery.blogspot.com
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for registration forms to get a zine
ps. wouldn't know how true it is.
Black Rose Anarchist Books takes zines on consignment.
Local independent stuff doesn't need to be explicitly political, but they won't take anything that promotes oppressive or right-wing politics.
They're at 22 Emore Rd, just near Newtown Station - down a hall & through an art gallery. They're open 11-7 thursday & friday, & 11-5 saturday & sunday.
They put a 40% mark up, so think about that when you're pricing. (If I'm working there when you come in, I'll try & talk your price down, cos people don't buy expensive zines, ok.) & they do keep records, but probably won't chase you up about money owed: you'd have to go in & collect it after a few months.
Jura Books is the other anarchist bookshop, it's at 440 Paramatta Rd, Petersham. they do stock zines but I don't know what their policy is.