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shine-of-asgard: astrid-v: meeedeee: meeedeee: WHAT TO DO...
Posted in full at: https://ift.tt/2q5Icas on April 03, 2018 at 07:56PM

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WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR FANZINES BEFORE (AND AFTER) YOU DIE!
This may be of help to both publishers and owners of fanzines.

1. Don’t wait until you’re dead. 

2. Resell those zines you no longer need or want. If you do not want to sell them yourself, there are resellers

*Dr Beth on eBay (she will buy them for resale. She also buys bulk collections)  She will buy all and give cash upfront and pays shipping. She is good if you need to sell quickly.    https://www.facebook.com/ Doctor-Beth-Fanzine-Store-on- Ebay-1514044065508294/ https://www.facebook.com/Doctor-Beth-Fanzine-Store-on-Ebay-1514044065508294/

*Jim and Melody Rondeau (they agent - they sell your zine and take a 10% commission).  They take all the zines and pay only when the zines sell. You pay the shipping.    http://www.crossovers.net/makeitgoaway/fanzinehome.htm http://www.crossovers.net/makeitgoaway/fanzinehome.htm

*Orphan zine tables (at Escapade or Revelcon). They take 15% commission.  You ship and have to deal with leftovers after the con.   https://escapadecon.net/https://escapadecon.net/ or http://www.revelcon.com/ http://www.revelcon.com/

* Requiem Fannish Flea.  15% Commission.   You may either ship to Requiem or deal with shipping orders yourself. http://flea.ravenshadow.net/ http://flea.ravenshadow.net/

3. No market for the zines? If you want them to remain in fandom circulation, donate them to
*Escapade zine library  https://escapadecon.net/ 

*K/S Press Library (Star Trek slash) https://fanlore.org/wiki/The_K/S_Press  Contact:   kathleener at aol dot com    (Note: they also have a European branch, which accepts donations)

*Beauty and the Beast fanzine library  http://www.crystalroselendinglibrary.com/

If  there are no fandom specific libraries and/or you are  looking for a charitable donation/tax write-off, donate them to one of the 3 universities who will accept them.  Most will pay for the cost of shipping. Here is a flyer that explains. http://www.mediafire.com/folder/j66kxj8w7t87z/Fanzine_Flyer

4. Oops, You’re Dead (this really falls under “Don’t Wait Until You’re Dead)
If you have a will or a trust, spell out what you want to do with the zines. Include  multiple options (”my zines go to my friend Mary Sue. If she is no longer living or reachable, please donate them to University of X“)

If you don’t have a will or trust ….at least tell your family and friends.

5. The Fail-safe Solution.  
No matter what you choose above, tuck a note inside your zines discussing what you want to happen to them after you pass.  You can print out the fanzine flyer (see above) and stash multiple copies in among your zines. Scribble on the flyer - Please donate my zines. Thx, bye!

6. Don’t Forget The Rest….
The fandom history archives at Universities want more than just zines. Your letters, correspondence.  Fanzine flyers and convention program guides. Fan Art. Fan Vids (yes, even VCR tapes) . Filk!  If you are downsizing  now, contact morgandawn at gmail dot com. and she can help guide you on what to do with the non-fanzine materials.

7. Publishers Final Note: if you are a zine publisher and want your works to be digitally preserved, contact morgandawn at gmail dot com.  She  can put you in touch with Texas A&M University  who is scanning and archiving fanzines for their closed special collection.
https://fanlore.org/wiki/Sandy_Hereld_Memorial_Digitized_Media_Fanzine_Collection

This has been updated as of March 29, 2018 with more detailed info about the reseller options

The additions:

*Dr Beth on eBay (she will buy them for resale. She also buys bulk collections)  She will buy all and give cash upfront and pays shipping. She is good if you need to sell quickly.    https://www.facebook.com/ Doctor-Beth-Fanzine-Store-on- Ebay-1514044065508294/ https://www.facebook.com/Doctor-Beth-Fanzine-Store-on-Ebay-1514044065508294/

*Jim and Melody Rondeau (they agent - they sell your zine and take a 10% commission).  They take all the zines and pay only when the zines sell. You pay the shipping.    http://www.crossovers.net/makeitgoaway/fanzinehome.htm http://www.crossovers.net/makeitgoaway/fanzinehome.htm

*Orphan zine tables (at Escapade or Revelcon). They take 15% commission.  You ship and have to deal with leftovers after the con.   https://escapadecon.net/https://escapadecon.net/ or http://www.revelcon.com/ http://www.revelcon.com/

* Requiem Fannish Flea.  15% Commission.   You may either ship to Requiem or deal with shipping orders yourself. http://flea.ravenshadow.net/ http://flea.ravenshadow.net/

I recently bought three Stingray fanzines from Dr. Beth and can recommend her if you’re looking to buy. I’m probably gonna re-sell them eventually after reading them a bunch of times more, because it would be a shame if they gathered dust. Those are some seriously good stories in there. That kind of fic is not in style right now - gen plotfic that could double as an episode - but it has always been my favorite kind of fic, and those fanzines are a goldmine for those.

I’ve always wondered about copyright issues on these. Do authors still have any kind of copyright? Because if not, I can’t understand why these things aren’t being scanned and preserved online. There was a mega- fanzine archive of fantastic Star Wars fics online that died out before the prequels could rejuvenate it, and it was such a damn pity. But indont think it would happen now that the Net has grown so large.

There are several layers to the question of copyrights in connection with fanzines. The first applies to all special collections that are working on historical preservation. US law has a fluid definition of fair use that many universities and archives believe gives them latitude to digitize for preservation purposes. One example is UCLA, which undertook a project to digitize early Mexican music stored on 78 RPM records. Because these recordings were often made in pop-up studios with uncredited artists, the copyrights and ownership could never be resolved. UCLA decided that fair use allowed them to digitize , as long as they kept access to the collection limited for educational and research purposes. Fair use has allowed additional preservation projects to be undertaken across the US even when the identities and owners of the underlying copyrights are known (ex The HaithiTrust project or the Rusty Hevelin fanzine digitization project at University of Iowa). TAMU has taken the extra step of reaching out to fanzine publishers because they want this to be a fandom history project that has support from the community. When it comes to broader distribution, however, there is less consensus as to whether fair use can extend that far. As for your second question, whether the fan creators have a copyright in their works, that is a much more complex question. Putting aside the argument that fanworks are transformative works vs the underlying copyrights are still owned by the studios , if the work was published prior to 1989 without a very specifically formatted copyright notification, the fanworks may now be in the public domain. After 1989, all works are considered automatically copyrighted even if they don’t contain the notice. Complicating matters of course is that this is specific to the USA …copyright laws are much different in other countries. So you can understand why digitization with public distribution is daunting. Several fanzine publishers have digitized their publications and are posting them online. The biggest one to date is Scotpress, which is a Star Trek fanzine publisher based in Scotland.

Tags:fandom history, star trek, fanzines, special collections, dwcrosspost, fanzine, fanfiction, digital preservation, fanzine history, copyright, star trek history, fair use

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