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Free (or nearly) Zines not valued?
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Being so new to the scene, I am listening to episodes of "Nobody Cares About Your Stupid Zine Podcast" and was a little surprised to hear a comment that some people feel that free or really cheap…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Room 15 Press May 23, 2013.

 

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Joyce Hatton replied to Cosmic Teapot's discussion Free (or nearly) Zines not valued?
"So often when I show people one of my zines, they assume I'm giving them a copy and they just stuff in their bags without even looking at it.  Seeing that taught me that giving away zines for free devalues them. However, I think…"
May 23, 2013
Kari Tervo replied to Cosmic Teapot's discussion Free (or nearly) Zines not valued?
"I'm with you. If it's great content, wouldn't someone be jazzed they got it for free or cheap? Plus, zine pricing is so arbitrary. It's what the author decides, and let's face it, not all zines are worth spending money on.…"
May 7, 2013
Novadon Moon replied to Cosmic Teapot's discussion Free (or nearly) Zines not valued?
"I give my zines out for free because although I put a lot of work into them, I still consider myself an amateur and I don't want to 'rip' people off. As for other people, I have a large collection of free (or traded) zines which…"
May 3, 2013
Heather Wreckage replied to Cosmic Teapot's discussion Free (or nearly) Zines not valued?
"Um, I give most of my zines away for free, but I still feel that people think I make a good zine.  The first thing I do when I make a new issue is mail them to as many infoshops and zine libraries as I can, because of the principle, which is…"
Apr 24, 2013
Karen L. replied to Cosmic Teapot's discussion Free (or nearly) Zines not valued?
"I think the main problem is, if a zine is free, people will take it purely because of that. They may not have a genuine interest in the subject matter, or zines themselves. There's likely going to be some people that hear "free" and…"
Apr 24, 2013
bobby madness replied to Cosmic Teapot's discussion Free (or nearly) Zines not valued?
"If a zine is free,its probably garbage."
Apr 24, 2013
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Apr 24, 2013
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Free (or nearly) Zines not valued?

Being so new to the scene, I am listening to episodes of "Nobody Cares About Your Stupid Zine Podcast" and was a little surprised to hear a comment that some people feel that free or really cheap Zines aren't seen as having much value.I guess I find this so surprising as, among the Zines that I picked up on the weekend, my favourites were 'You' (free) and 'How I Really Feel About Art School (50c).How do others feel about free and cheap Zines?See More
Apr 23, 2013
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Cosmic Teapot replied to Krissy PonyBoy Press's discussion Role Call - Zine Makers over 40 - post your zine, site and age if you want in the group Over 40 and still at it
"Hi all, At 46, I have never made a zine, in fact I had never even heard of them until earlier this year.  I visited my first zine shop a couple of days ago and the staff there assumed that I had been sent on an errand by someone else :)  I…"
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Are you 40 and over and still making zines? Maybe you just started in your forties or maybe you have been doing it for 20 years. Zine making is for all ages and all are welcome. This group is for people 40 years old or older who are making zines.
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At 5:28am on April 23, 2013, Z.F. Thrimej said…

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