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Start Your Own Zine: Everything You Need to Know to Put It in Print
     

Start Your Own Zine: Everything You Need to Know to Put It in Print

by Veronika Kalmar
 
An illustrated character named Jet Lambert takes the reader through the process of starting one's own zine, outlining ways to get interviews and how to publish cheaply and offering tips on producing, managing, and marketing a project.

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An illustrated character named Jet Lambert takes the reader through the process of starting one's own zine, outlining ways to get interviews and how to publish cheaply and offering tips on producing, managing, and marketing a project.

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Library Journal
These two Jet Lambert Gumption Guides are designed to encourage expression and a do-it-yourself spirit in the young, but their lack of in-depth information and confusing concept hardly make them a standout in the genre. Jourard's work is the better of the two, the author's solid credentials buttressing an underwhelming effort. A sax/keyboard player of the highly successful Eighties band the Motels and a Tom Petty sideman, the author takes off when describing his experience in the music industry, though he generally imparts commonsense wisdome.g., record companies just want to make moneythat even nonmusicians are aware of. His treatment of equipment, music theory, rehearsals, recording, and record contracts differs little from many of the disposable titles written for musicians, such as the out-of-print The Platinum Rainbow (Contemporary, 1988). Kalmar's work begins with a simplistic and unnecessary history of publishing in three pages ("Obviously individual thought did not perish"). The bad writing and editing continue in her discussion of contemporary zines (one zine "examines the darker side of true crime"). Although Kalmar writes for publications in the zine hotbed of Seattle, she has no zine publishing experience to draw from. Her coverage ranges from editorial approach and production to advertising and distribution, but it rarely amounts to more than quick tips. From the flower-laden cover to the enigma of who or what the "consummate hipster" Jet Lambert is supposed to be, these titles convey a more unfocused than "fun" approach to their subject. They contain some useful information but are certainly not everything you need to know.Ben O'Sickey, "Library Journal"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786882175
Publisher:
Hyperion
Publication date:
08/01/1997
Series:
Jet Lambert's Gumption Guides Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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