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Science Fiction fanzines being collected now by University of Iowa
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And they're making great headway!I found the notice here ---…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine Jul 25.

Has anyone made use of Kickstarter yet?
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It's a crowd source funding place, you can present your case for needing funds to complete a project, they have a zines category and an art category.  Money needed can be as low as $200, and if you…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bucket Siler Nov 4, 2012.

How does a Distro work?
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I'm new here, haven't picked up the relevant info on that part of zine making & selling yet. (ie: still working in my own vaccuum, LOL!)

Started this discussion. Last reply by NicoleIntrovert Jan 15, 2010.

What's an average 'print run'?
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I know it depends on the zine, but what's considered an average print run on zines?And I know a person can always print more, but how much do you think would be 'too many'?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erin H Jan 14, 2010.

 

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Elaine replied to James N. Dawson's discussion Postal Confusion Again
"The half cent level is for metered mail only, not for you sticking stamps on the envelopes. 1 ounce is .49 cents.  If you're over that first ounce it's listed as 2 ounces and is going to cost you .71 cents. "
Aug 17
Elaine replied to Elaine's discussion Science Fiction fanzines being collected now by University of Iowa
"I used to see a lot of sf fanzines in the 1980's and early 1990's but they sort of vanished after that in our area of the Midwest.  The average price for one was $10 to $15.  I've got a few yet that I kept over the years,…"
Jul 25
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Jul 25
Elaine replied to August Jade Kingslight's discussion Zine content
"There is no wrong way. It can be totally hand drawn if you want."
Jan 2
Elaine replied to Tricia Callahan's discussion New to Zine Making
"If you're going to use a card stock cover, ask the printer first if the cost will be cheaper if you bring in a ream of card stock that you bought yourself.  I saved a nice chunk that way. No need to spend $35 to get someone to staple the…"
Oct 24, 2014
Elaine replied to Lee Taylor's discussion How / where to print...
"Aww, one of the 'cons' against the Pageplus Starter Edition is that you're limited to 5 pages only. "
Oct 3, 2014
Elaine replied to Tricia Callahan's discussion New to Zine Making
"Tell her it's a hand made issue, that most just use an old fashioned typewriter and scissors and a glue stick."
Sep 28, 2014
Elaine replied to Tricia Callahan's discussion New to Zine Making
"Right, the long arm stapler is wonderful!  Some copy places have one out front for others to use, if you don't see one just ask, you can staple your stuff right there. "
Sep 26, 2014
Elaine replied to Tricia Callahan's discussion New to Zine Making
"Don't make it too thick, the more pages you use the more expensive it will be to make. And more than 10 pages means you may have issues with stapling through that thickness. Spell check everything!  Leave room in the center for the fold,…"
Sep 25, 2014
Elaine replied to georgeRgR's discussion Comic zines or small press comics?
"Well, you were pretty succinct when you said "I would also call it "a waste of time"!" and didn't elaborate.  Especially with the exclamation mark.  What are we to think when we read that?  Outside of the fact…"
Feb 20, 2014
Elaine replied to Ricardo Feral's discussion The Moral Dilemma of CreateSpace (and other POD services)
"I wouldn't worry about the frequency. I know of two artists who go there every time they want to do another print run or metal fabrication.  It isn't an issue. For example, this lady does a new Kickstarter for each laser cut on…"
Feb 11, 2014
Elaine replied to Ravenhood's discussion Using images found on the internet
"Technically if the owners of the copyright on the images find you they can fine you for the use, or you'll get a letter from a lawyer asking for proof of items destroyed (I ran afoul of that once, not fun getting that letter) so I'd be…"
Feb 11, 2014
Elaine replied to Ricardo Feral's discussion The Moral Dilemma of CreateSpace (and other POD services)
"Have you considered crowdfunding it with Indigogo or Kickstarter to get the cash together for a print run?"
Feb 11, 2014
Elaine replied to Leyna Lightman's discussion Mimeograph stencils and ink
"Wow, that takes me back!  I haven't seen a mimeograph since high school and I graduated in 1973.  Those are real antiques.  I even had to clean the stencils as a sophomore. Yucky job.  Great smelling inks though! I did find…"
Feb 7, 2014
Elaine replied to georgeRgR's discussion Comic zines or small press comics?
"While Bobby thinks it's a waste of time, the rest of us know that anything we really enjoy doing is never a waste of time."
Jan 28, 2014
Elaine replied to Erin H's discussion Doctor Who fanzine
"Oh god..........I remember watching him on Dr. Who when the episodes first came out.  That makes me feel so OLD!  I got a little bean bag dragon at a local sf convention back then that had his scarf and hat as decoration back in…"
Jan 25, 2014

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cool! hey any chance you want to join me in the pop punk zinesters group? Im looking for some more friends there
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thanx for being my friend on WMZs!
 
 
 

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