a place for zinesters - writers and readers
Over the weekend I ran into an friend who owns one of Milwaukee's awesome indy bookstores. I'd mentioned to him in the past that he should carry zines, and he's always hemmed and hawed about it.
When I saw him on Sunday he said he was open to having a discussion about it. So I'm asking for talking points to convince him. I think it would be great, as MKE doesn't have that many places that carry zines.
Questions I'm anticipating:
1) Which Zines? Where to order from?
2) Payment - order at cost, markup, etc.
3) Stocking - no ISBN/ISSN, no barcode... how to deal with it with a register system
Other things I've thought of:
If Boswell's starts to carry zines, maybe we can get zine folks who also make books to come in and do readings, and get it to be a tour stop. Win-win for zines, Milwaukee, and the bookstore. :D