Top : E-Zine Tips & Tricks


  • 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.
    (Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • Adventures in the E-zine Trade
    Jeff Koyen of Crank provides some "practical discouragement" for anyone who's considering publishing their zine online.
    (Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • 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.
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    Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • alt.zines FAQ
    Peggy Swanson's FAQ about e-zines, with the answers supplied by various e-zine editors. Last updated 1998.
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    Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • alt.zines FAQ
    Ninjalicious maintains the most recent FAQ for alt.zines. Last updated 1999.
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    Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • 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
    (Added: 10-May-2002)

  • Book of E-Zines
    This is a directory of e-mail zines that accept or trade advertisements, with contact information. You also may add your own e-mail publication.
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    Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • 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.
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    Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • 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 Last updated 1998, so many of the links are out of date.
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    Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • 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.
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    Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • E-ZineZ.com
    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 profits.
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    Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • 15 Great E-Publishing Tips
    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.
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    Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • Free Advice
    Ten e-zine editors solicited by the Book of Zines offer quick words of wisdom.
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    Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • How to Publicize Your E-ZineLook!
    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.
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    Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • Jamming the Media
    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.
    (Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • 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.
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    Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • Poor 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.
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    Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • Poor Richard's Internet MarketingLook!
    Another excellent book in the Poor Richard series.
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    Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • 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.
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    Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • Webworks: Ezines
    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.
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    Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • 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 no charge.
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    Added: 1-Jan-2002)

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