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How many copies of a zine make up a decent first publication?
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How many copies should be created of a first zine publication? 

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan 10things Apr 8, 2011.

 

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Dan 10things replied to PandaCowBatCat's discussion How many copies of a zine make up a decent first publication?
"It really depends on what type of zine you are doing and how wide of an audience do you want to reach. I did 200 of my first issue and went up from there. But I put a ton of time into the content and was trying to reach as many people as possible."
Apr 8, 2011
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PandaCowBatCat replied to PandaCowBatCat's discussion How many copies of a zine make up a decent first publication?
"Thanks everyone for your input. I am taking real baby steps at the moment starting to plan and coordinate my very first zine. I want to create something that deals with the more feminine side of stereotypical "male genres of music" such as…"
Apr 4, 2011
Dan C replied to PandaCowBatCat's discussion How many copies of a zine make up a decent first publication?
"It all depends on how much your zine costs to print and how much money you want to spend on copies you'll give away and how many you think you can sell and how much time/energy/money it saves you to print more at once.   I'll probably…"
Apr 4, 2011
Erin H replied to PandaCowBatCat's discussion How many copies of a zine make up a decent first publication?
"Well, no. Sometimes limited-run zines are that way because a) they cost a lot of money to print, b) the content is time-sensitive, c) the zinester doesn't feel like continually making copies of said zine, especially if they are prolific in…"
Apr 3, 2011
Erica S. replied to PandaCowBatCat's discussion How many copies of a zine make up a decent first publication?
"When I first started, I made 20 and that was more than enough. Now I usually do an initial print run of 50 and follow it up with additional runs of 30-40 if I need them. You can always make more, I wouldn't print any more than you can…"
Apr 3, 2011
Grace replied to PandaCowBatCat's discussion How many copies of a zine make up a decent first publication?
"I just print them as I need them, and dont have any plans to put them "out of print"..... the whole purpose of having a limited run of something is to drive up prices, and since zines arent about that, I dont see the point. I have the…"
Apr 3, 2011
Derek Neuland replied to PandaCowBatCat's discussion How many copies of a zine make up a decent first publication?
"it really depends on what you plan on doing with your zine.  Do you want to send it out for review? Are your going to send it to distros and stores for consideration? do you plan on going to zine fests to sell/trade it? are you going to trade…"
Apr 3, 2011
The Author replied to PandaCowBatCat's discussion How many copies of a zine make up a decent first publication?
"Hm. I went based on contributor copies + trades arranged + ten copies on hand for etsy sales (though I don't know if it'll sell) and a few extras for 'whatevers'. It ended up being 30 copies."
Apr 3, 2011
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How many copies should be created of a first zine publication? 
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