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A brief, but engaging, and eminently useful guide to doing a zine. From tools, to layout, copying, printing, trading, promotion, ordering, mailing, distribution, and a whole lot more. Over 150 (albeit pocket sized!) packed pages. The new third edition includes 32 more pages of distributor listings, stores, and libraries that work with zines.
The zines are taking over, and already their readership registers in the millions. Rallying together fans of TV shows, types of music, or anyone who feels their viewpoint is underrepresented in the national media, the zines have become the forum for the self-expression of a generation, the distinctive nineties contribution to the publishing world. This year a coalition of zine writers calling itself Kill Zinesters is hitting the road on a twenty-city national tour designed to unify and strengthen the zine community.The popularity of these hip, select-audience magazines has opened up a creative and lucrative alternative to the conventional workplace for today's twentysomethings, but the difficulties of producing, managing, and marketing a zine have sunk many otherwise well-intentioned endeavors. Now Veronika Kalmar, a journalist who covers the hot, cutting-edge trends in contemporary entertainment, has put into one practical handbook all the essential information and advice sorely needed by the would-be writer and entrepreneur. Start Your Own Zine is an in-depth look at the zine phenomenon from an insider who knows the tricks of the trade better than anyone. Readers are guided through the book by the slick and knowledgeable Jet Lambert, an illustrated character of hipness personified. Start Your Own Zine offers step-by-step guidelines and advice on everything from nabbing celebrity interviews to cheap ways to find necessary equipment, the basics of layout and production, tips on distribution, and low-cost printing options. Start Your Own Zine gathers into one place the lessons past zine writers have learned the hard way.
Any designer who runs a studio, office, or firm is entrepreneurial. In fact, anyone with a studio already has an infrastructure for entrepreneurial content development, and with the technological developments over the last few decades, there are more opportunities now than ever. The use of computers has allowed not only new tools for creating design, but also enables makers with entirely new ways to prototype, promote, and sell their products. Becoming a Design Entrepreneur is the guide for these designers and a breakdown of the prospects and challenges they face. Topics include: *Methods for launching a venture into the market *Tips on presentation, pitch and public relations *How to legally protect intellectual property *Ways to do effective research, and crowd source *How to benefit from social media *Sources for funding and investment and incubators *Case studies from successful and startup entrepreneurs. The ability to produce and market has helped to reposition graphic design in the new entrepreneurial economy, in which graphic design entrepreneurs are constantly raising design bars and standards. Everyone harbors at least one viable product idea, and designers can be "social entrepreneurs," creating campaigns or events that serve the greater good aside from profit-making. Readers will learn to grow as innovators and creators from Becoming a Design Entrepreneur. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
Once referred to derisively as "vanity publishing," self-published books are finally taking their place alongside moreaccepted indie categories such as music, film, and theater.Indie Publishing is a practical guide to creating and distributing printed books regardless of your background, skill set, or ambition. It will help you realize projects of every scale and budget, from the traditional bookmaking techniques used to create zines to the more ambitious industrial production methods required to produce hardcover books in large quantity. Indie Publishing's special focus on the visual design of books makes it unique among publish-it-yourself manuals. Readers are taken step-by-step through the process of designing a book to give it personal style as well as visual coherence and authority. Design principles such as scale, cropping, pacing, and typography are explored in relation to each example, along with commentary on how to create effective title pages, tables of contents, captions, and more.Indie Publishing aims to inspire readers with examples of print projects similar to those they might undertake on their own. Sample designs include a picture book, artist's portfolio, exhibition catalog, poetry chapbook, novel, and zine.Indie Publishing addresses the important business aspects of independentpublishingfrom how and why you should get an isbn number to creating promotional materials and using the internet to market your book. This comprehensive, illustrated guide concludes with a curated portfolio of the most exciting examples of independent publishing from the contemporary scene, reproduced in full color. If you have content to share and you want to give it a fresh and orderly form, this book will kick-start your project and keep you motivated until the ink dries.Indie Publishing is the eighth title in our best-selling Design Briefs series, which has sold more than 100,000 copies worldwide.
From zines you can fold in a minute to luxurious leather journals and sumptuous sketchbooks, How to Make Bookswill walk you through the easy basics of bookmaking. Whether you're a writer, a scrapbooker, a political activist, or a postcard collector, let book artist Esther K. Smith be your guide as you discover your inner bookbinder. Using foolproof illustrations and step-by-step instructions, Smith reveals her time-tested techniques in a fun, easy-to-understand way.
Broken Pencil is a Canadian magazine, which profiles zine culture and independent arts and music. The magazine publishes four times annually and is based in Toronto. The magazine was founded in 1995 by Hal Niedzviecki.