- Adobe Acrobat:
The Killer App of Online Publishing
Mike Lee argues that Adobe Acrobat is one of online publishing's
best-kept secrets, especially for zines. This piece originally
appeared in NetBITS.
in the E-zine Trade
Jeff Koyen of Crank provides some "practical discouragement"
for anyone who's considering publishing their zine online.
- alt.zines DMZ
The unofficial web counterpart to the newsgroup alt.zines includes
an archives of topic conversations, an FAQ, advice from zine
editors and e-zine web addresses.
- alt.zines FAQ
Jerod Pore, the founder of alt.zines, answers the most frequently
asked questions about zines and, to a lesser extent, e-zines.
Last updated 1995.
- alt.zines FAQ
Peggy Swanson's FAQ about e-zines, with the answers supplied
by various e-zine editors. Last updated 1998.
- alt.zines FAQ
Ninjalicious maintains the most recent FAQ for alt.zines. Last
- Ben is Dead is Not Dead
"From a creative standpoint, Web content is more alive today
than during the so-called boom. With people no longer working
90 hours a week building virtual shopping carts, dozens of quirky
indie content sites have cropped up." From MediaBistro.com
- Eight Ways
to Publicize Your E-Zine
In this article, Chris Pirillo, the editor of Lockergnome and
author of Poor Richard's Guide to Email Publishing, provides
eight practical ways to get the word out.
- E-Mail E-Zine Essentials
Todd Kuipers provides some of the basics of publishing your e-zine
by email. Last updated 1998, so many of the links are out of
- E-zine List Publicity
If your e-mail ezine also includes a discussion among friends,
there are several sites where you can announce its existence.
This site is designed primarily for editors who publish for-profit
newsletters but also contains information useful for putting
out fanzines, such as format, content, promotion and list management
issues. It offers a free e-mail newsletter, published on weekdays,
called E-Zine Tips, and an online handbook that covers topics such as
preparation, planning, production, publishing, promotion and
- 15 Great
In this article, Chris Pirillo, author of Poor Richard's Guide
to Email Publishing, provides 15 tips and tricks he's learned
publishing his own e-zine.
Ten e-zine editors solicited by the Book of Zines offer quick
words of wisdom.
- How to Publicize
This free guide provides advice and links to software and sites
that will help you get the word out about your online e-mail
or Web publication.
Gareth Branwyn's 1997 guide to public access television, film,
video, the Internet, zines and other DIY avenues is getting harder
to find. Links to Half.com.
- New Directions in Personal Publishing
In this white paper, Christopher Locke, creator of the webzine
Entropy Gradient Reversals, discusses the context, motives, obstacles,
opportunities and advantages of writing for an online audience.
Richard's Email Publishing
An excellent book written by Chris Pirillo of Lockergnome about
how to publish a zine or for-profit newsletter by email.
Richard's Internet Marketing
Another excellent book in the Poor Richard series.
- So, You Want
to Start an E-Zine?
Basic advice about publishing an e-zine using e-mail, simple
programs such as DocMaker or Writer's Dream, using Adobe Acrobat,
or creating a Web site.
This design book by Martha Gill makes liberal use of the term
zine, profiling online magazines such as Time and Fortune, as
well as "renegade upstarts" like Suck and Urban 75.
But it still may be useful for ideas about site design.
- Writer's Guidelines Directory
This online database, maintained by Writers Write, lists the
guidelines of hundreds of publications, including more than 125
e-zines. A few even pay. You can add your own publication at
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