Zine

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A zine - pronounced ''zeen'' - short for ''magazine'' - is an independently- or self- published booklet, often created by a single person. Zines are most often created by cutting and gluing words and images together onto a master flat, or by typing and formatting pages on a computer. The end product is usualy photocopied, folded and stapled, though some zines are printed offset or even perfect bound.
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A zine - pronounced ''zeen'' - derived from ''magazine'' - is an independently- or self-published booklet, often created by a single person. Zines are customarily created by physically cutting and gluing text and images together onto a master flat for photocopying, but it is also common to produce the master by typing and formatting pages on a computer. The end product is usually folded and stapled. Zines can be printed and bound in any manner. Offset printing is a relatively common alternative to photocopying, though there is some controversey among zine writers as to whether professionally printed products may be defined as zines.
== History ==
== History ==
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== Distribution ==
== Distribution ==
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Zines are most often distributed by trade, or sold at house shows, [[List_of_Annual_Events|zine events]] or by [[List_of_Distros|zine distros]]. Prices vary, some zines are distributed for free or may cost $1-$3. Rarely do photocopied zines cost more than $3. Other zines, the perfect-bound or full-color zines, may cost up to $10 or more.
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Zines are often distributed by trade, sold at house shows, [[List_of_Annual_Events|zine events]] or by [[List_of_Distros|zine distros]]. Prices vary. Some zines are distributed for free or may cost $1-$3. Rarely do photocopied zines cost more than $3. Other zines, the perfect-bound or full-color zines, may cost up to $10 or more.
== Preservation ==
== Preservation ==
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Zines are a ephemeric medium. Most don't have ISSN or ISBNs. Many aren't preserved the way other documents are. To combat this, a few [[List_of_Zine_Libraries|zine libraries]] now exist in coffee house basements, bookstore storage rooms and college campuses all over the world. A [[List_of_Zine_Libraries|zine library]] accepts donations from zinesters and others, catalogs these zines and will usually allow their collection to be browsed or borrowed from.
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Zines are a ephemeric medium. Most don't have ISSNs or ISBNs. Many aren't preserved the way other documents are. To combat this, a few [[List_of_Zine_Libraries|zine libraries]] now exist in coffee house basements, bookstore storage rooms and college campuses all over the world. A [[List_of_Zine_Libraries|zine library]] accepts donations from zinesters and others, catalogs these zines and will usually allow their collection to be browsed or borrowed from.
== See Also ==
== See Also ==

Revision as of 18:56, 29 June 2006

A zine - pronounced zeen - derived from magazine - is an independently- or self-published booklet, often created by a single person. Zines are customarily created by physically cutting and gluing text and images together onto a master flat for photocopying, but it is also common to produce the master by typing and formatting pages on a computer. The end product is usually folded and stapled. Zines can be printed and bound in any manner. Offset printing is a relatively common alternative to photocopying, though there is some controversey among zine writers as to whether professionally printed products may be defined as zines.

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History

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Distribution

Zines are often distributed by trade, sold at house shows, zine events or by zine distros. Prices vary. Some zines are distributed for free or may cost $1-$3. Rarely do photocopied zines cost more than $3. Other zines, the perfect-bound or full-color zines, may cost up to $10 or more.

Preservation

Zines are a ephemeric medium. Most don't have ISSNs or ISBNs. Many aren't preserved the way other documents are. To combat this, a few zine libraries now exist in coffee house basements, bookstore storage rooms and college campuses all over the world. A zine library accepts donations from zinesters and others, catalogs these zines and will usually allow their collection to be browsed or borrowed from.

See Also

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