Category IZM

izm reading list part 2 of 2

I finished off the month. Many were chosen for zine library and education week, one for cookzine day, and a bunch of minis and quarter size zines so I could read them during down time at work. A few were new to print or new to me, some I had never read but had been […]

international zine month: week 4 and 5

After catching up from about half a week off I’m a little behind on posting this, but I’ve been keeping up with my reading and prepared a bit in advance. Here too are the final prompts, which means we’re down to the last seven days. I’ve been a big proponent of libraries and zine education […]

catching up to izm week 4

We’re nearing the end of this engagement but its been nice to be thrust back into keeping zines on the brain every day. I’ve been involved in zines for half my life, which is a pretty long time to hold onto a hobby (and really it’s more than that but you know what I mean). […]

new titles and sale!

Like I had already said, in appreciation of IZM I’m offering a free zine with any order. On top of that it’s distro week, so I’m also offering half price on any of these new-to-BOTS titles. I inhereted some of these from another distro that closed and want to get them out into the world. I […]

international zine month: week 3

Hey folks, its ZINE DISTRIBUTION WEEK! There are TWO prompts for distros (7/16 and 7/18) so feel free to hit me up. Now get out there! . 15 – Leave a zine in public for someone else to find. 16 – Send your zine to a distro for distro consideration. 17 – Review a zine […]

izm reading list part 1 of 2

Here’s my reading list so far, mid month. About half of these are rereads because even though I have a HUGE to read pile I needed to have mostly minis since I had to take them to work. Wallet size is the right size for a tour guide. I’ll have more fun to share in a few days with […]

izm winding down week 2

As week 2 nears an end I find I’m a touch behind on the prompts but have been diligent in my reading. I still need to update my wiki entries and I couldn’t think of a new zine skill to teach myself. At the risk of sounding like a bragert I’ve experimented with nearly every way you […]

international zine month: week 2

So, how’s your zine month going? This week is Postal Appreciation Week! I’m looking forward to the review and trade days since I haven’t sent either in a while. 7 – Make or decorate some envelopes or postcards to get ready for the week. 8- Make a little flyer for your zine to send out with […]

izm midweek 1

When planning my reading for the week I forgot about today’s prompt so I’m re-reading the lovely Doris, which is one of my all-time favorite zines (I can push back habit #3 til Monday). Cindy was one of the first zinesters I traded with, which was almost 15 years ago! I feel a special connection […]

international zine month: week 1

It’s week one, day one of International Zine Month! IZM 2013 Week 1: I love zines Week 2: Postal Appreciation Week 3: Distro Week Week 4: Library and Education Week Week 5: Just for fun . First up, it’s I LOVE ZINES WEEK! 1 – Sign up or sign in to WeMakeZines.ning.com and write about […]