Self Publishing Zine Revival On Kindle?

Remember Zines?

Anyone who lived in a happening city likely came across one of these self-published photocopied works of art devoted to music, politics, writing, humor, and a host of other popular and esoteric subjects. When the internet allowed publishers to easily reach worldwide audiences, zines seemed to die off a bit.

Could Amazon’s Kindle usher back an era of Zines?

That’s what this Houston Press piece is asking.

All it requires is the zine in a pdf file format, and a few minutes to upload via Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing. After about half an hour of filling out e-forms and uploading your files, not only are you reaching a potential audience of millions across the U.S. and Great Britain, but you might also be able to actually turn a profit now that you’re not beholden to the high price of physical distribution.

Read the whole post here.

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