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Let's Trade Zines!

This is a group designed specifically for trading your zine for someone elses. Post a decription of your zine or contact some people in the group directly!

Members: 690
Latest Activity: on Friday

I realised there wasn't a group on WMZ specific to zine trades so I wanted to get something in place so that people can pool together their interest in trading.

Thanks for making this the biggest group on We Make Zines!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Everyone seems to post a new thread in the forum when they want to share their zines but why not just come to one group where you know people are going to be receptive when you want to share with them!


Discussion Forum

Behavior of the zinesters - Question 15 Replies

Started by ric ramos. Last reply by Serena R Pruess Nov 3, 2015.

Behaviors of the zinesters - Question 2 6 Replies

Started by ric ramos. Last reply by LizW Aug 13, 2012.

Comics Zine 3 Replies

Started by ric ramos. Last reply by Myles Loughran Dec 15, 2011.

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Comment by Mike Nobody on January 15, 2014 at 1:36pm

Pioneers Press is good for sampling a bundle of zines in a pack. You can pick specific genres or try a grab bag.

Comment by Ken Bausert on January 15, 2014 at 1:08pm

James & Mike: I have a regular batch of trading partners, I have a few "subscribers", and I give a few away to friends & relatives. One of these days, I'll try to get a spot on ETSY and maybe send some to distros (like Atomic, etc.) & see if they'll offer them in their stores. I put some personal info in 'em but I'm not out to write a "tell all" memoir so it's not too deep. I'm always looking for other trading partners but it doesn't make sense for me (or anyone else) to trade continuously for something you don't like. But, it never hurts to check something new out; you may be surprised!

Comment by Tommy D! on January 15, 2014 at 11:12am

Thanks. Those are questions for anybody.

Comment by Mike Nobody on January 15, 2014 at 9:20am

Are those questions for me?

I am just getting started on zines.

But, I have some experience with music.

So, I am basically doing everything similar as releasing a record, which my zines kinda are, in a way.

I generally avoid publishing anything that I don't want biting me in the ass later.

But, anything that might be sensitive I wouldn't give to friends or family anyway.

Comment by Tommy D! on January 15, 2014 at 9:06am

I agree with Mike Nobody.

So, how do you distribute your 'zines? And do you give them to family and friends, even if it expresses extremely personal stuff in 'em?

Comment by Mike Nobody on January 14, 2014 at 4:03pm

Where is everybody?

This site is pretty dead, lately.

Comment by Ken Bausert on January 13, 2014 at 3:42pm

The Latest issue of the Ken Chronicles is finished (#30, Feb., 2014) and ready for mailing. It's digest-size, 24-pages, and contains a piece on choosing a portable iPod speaker dock; some memories of past jobs I suffered through; a trip to Baltimore/Annapolis; some reviews of zines, a book and film; lots of photos; and some random thoughts. On its way to my regular trading partners and available for $3, postpaid, to the USA; always interested in trades (what have you got?).

Comment by Zineiac on December 5, 2013 at 9:30am

I look at all your zines and want to make mine look great too. Can you masters of zine tell me what is the best software to use and why you think so? I want to use the pick of the liter program, but am not sure which is best and what features make it that way.

Much thanks,


Comment by Catherine Elms on November 27, 2013 at 5:36am

Feminist perzine Here In My Head #13 is out now! 40 pages, 1/4 sized.

On shyness, social anxiety, self-esteem, privilege, confidence, sharing your voice and struggling with adulthood. £1 UK, $2 international, free postage, or get in touch for trades!

Comment by Ken Bausert on November 9, 2013 at 8:34pm

The latest issue of my perzine, the Ken Chronicles (#29), is finished and available for similar trade (what have you got?) or $3.00 postpaid to the USA. 24 pages plus cover wrap includes stories on the Brooklyn Zine Fest; buying a new memory foam mattress; some collectible paper goods; handyman projects around the house; some reviews of zines, the movie, "Sound City," books and music; a 10-day trip to Florida; and a full-color centerfold with photos.  


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