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Tumblr CrossPost: Fanzines For Charity

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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/1MAOv7Y at November 17, 2015 at 10:50PM


 

temperancethrace:

Look what I found on my door step!

Why look! Fans printing their fic  and selling hard copies for charity. The circle is complete.

http://ift.tt/1OPPneD

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catalenamara From: catalenamara Date: November 19th, 2015 06:17 am (UTC) (Link)
I love this trend!
morgandawn From: morgandawn Date: November 19th, 2015 07:11 am (UTC) (Link)
One thing I noted: because the project was using print on demand, people could pick and choose which of the 20+ titles they wanted and the project did not have to worry about inventory.

On the concept of fan art vs print fanzines
I know you use the cover art in your fanzine ads, but I am surprised how many fanzine publishers don't have that in their ads/website. Also, there is a trend towards more illustrations. I found this discussion about the concept of a "light novel" which seems to be closer to what fanzines were once like: a mix of text and story illustrations. http://anime.stackexchange.com/questions/13301/what-exactly-is-a-light-novel

If I was publishing a fanzine today, I'd be scouring the net looking for fan art that could be used in the stories and get permission to include it. Each story would have at least 2-3 pieces of color fan art that illustrated the story. The ads would read: "new stories by 10 amazing writers with 30 full color art pieces by 15 amazing artists. Here is a small sampling of their work (link, link, link)." I find the daily/weekly Kickstarter sample art posts leading up to the funding campaign to be smart marketing.

Since most of the zines I've seen being produced on tumblr are art fanzines, this one zine project caught my eye. I am getting a better sense of what fan readers are expecting in fanzines today.
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