How to make a zine is a guide for anyone who wants to be a part of alternative publishing. This book, like no other source, comprehensively gathers all the practical knowledge about an independent production and publication of zines and books.
Book includes five parts:
IDEA - what's a zine and self-publishing?
PRODUCTION – so everything that you need to know about an aspect of creating – printing techniques, bookbinding, paper, edition, format, imposition, materials and equipment.
MONEY – meaning if, why, and how much do you need, how to get it and on what to spend... and how to do it legally?
DISTRIBUTION – so how to reach the audience, so that makes sense and won't waste the energy that was put into production?
CONTEXTS – meaning how to deal with criticism, not commit copyright infringement, and what's the story behind zines in general?
The book is intended for both begginers and professionals. It shows amateurs how to start and what can be done, whereas it helps professionals take a fresh look on creating a publication and brake out of the bubble of professionalism.
„Jak Zrobić Zina?" is a knowledge in a nutshell, based on extensive experience of the author as a creator and a publisher, houndreds of workshops held in Poland and abroad and years of didactic work in ASP.
Also, it's a fascinating example of an inplementation of discussed topics into real life – publication was made entirely independently – starting with a content and almost two houndred illustrations, through the printing on Riso, till publishing at one's own cost. This book is something more than just a regular guide – it's a bibliophile gem.
If you are creating, want to create or like visual creativity...
If you are intrested in independent culture...
If you value beautifully published books...
– then „How to Make a Zine" is just for You!
What do you get in the pre-sale:
– guaranteed availability of your copy - when edition will run out, you will have to wait more that dozen of months for reprint
– lower price
– collector's copy from the first edition
– signature of the author - all of the books sold at pre-sale will be handwritten signed
What do I get as a publisher and an author in the pre-sale?
– funds to cover the cost of the production
– information about demands for the particular types of binding
Book premiere, depending on the production progress, is planned for May 2022.
Text, illustrations and graphic design: Michał Chojecki
Editorial board: Kamila Buchalska
Correction: Małgorzata Wiśniowska-Deluga
Format: 282 x 202 mm
Printed on Riso with four colours on a MZ770e machine
Paper: Munken Print Cream 115g vol 1.8
Binding: 1) hardcover, half binding, sewn and glued 2) softcover, glue binding
Edition: ca. 950 copies