Free Advicefrom The Book of Zines
"Don't count on friends to help you. You're setting a
booby trap for yourself. And keep your zine going at least a
year. Factsheet Five founder Mike Gunderloy once told
me that the typical half-life of a zine is a year. Beat that."
Jim Hogshire, Pills-a-Go-Go
"I have more respect for a zine that comes out only once
a year but which reads well and looks professional than I do
for a monthly piece of genital toss composed of a zillion reviews
and a few poorly written essays. It's not enough to say, I can
do this. You have to say, I can do this better."
Dan Kelly, Chum
"Don't hide your creativity, and don't hide yourself,
except maybe now and then to be polite. Who knows, maybe you'll
change someone's mind. Remember Gandhi's line: What you are doing
may not seem important, but it is extremely important that you
Bob Bellerue, Basurame
"Don't try to make everyone love you and your zine."
Sean Tejaratchi, Crap
"Don't get too discouraged when you return to the copy
place to pick up your finished product and the guy behind the
counter yells to his co-workers, 'El Sucko is back!' "
Steve Steinberg, Meanwhile...