Distribution of self published comics

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Postby mikey on Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:39 am

Egofreaky wrote:Azahru: 1000 copies with a 10% over/under, although it's always over


and how many do you expect to sell?
(if that's not too personal a question :) )
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Postby Egofreaky on Fri Oct 28, 2005 12:18 am

About 700, judging from sales of previous issues, with the other 300 slowly selling as back issues or used as complimentaries to visiting academics or people of note like Stuart Levy.
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Postby BMB on Sat Oct 29, 2005 2:13 pm

And thats with diamond getting you to most comic shops?
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Postby Egofreaky on Sun Oct 30, 2005 1:00 am

No, that's a combo self distribution and distributing with Selectair.
Currently, Diamond won't take the magazine for unspecified reasons.
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Postby BMB on Sun Oct 30, 2005 1:57 am

Sorry if I'm becoming a pain in the butt with all the questions, but, Selectair? Could you please tell me more about them?
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Postby Egofreaky on Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:19 am

A local distributor running out of Sydney.
They deal in niche market magazines, and OzTAKU is technically a periodical, weighing in at about 200 pages per issue.
You won't be able to use Selectair unless you're committed to at least 2 issues annually and have an ISSN.
http://www.selectair.com.au
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Postby BMB on Sun Oct 30, 2005 12:14 pm

Thanks for the info egofreaky!

Its been a funny learning experience past couple of weeks :D
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Postby Egofreaky on Sun Oct 30, 2005 6:46 pm

Don't sweat it. When I popped up about 3 years ago, I'm had to go through the same thing, and felt like a total dick asking all these questions myself.
It's a long hard slog to learn how to get this stuff done, and if you can get a gig as an editor of a Uni magazine, seriously go for it because it'll give you invaluable experience with pre-press requirements on someone else's coin AND YOU GET PAID FOR IT!
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Postby Soon on Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:00 am

Egofreaky wrote:...and if you can get a gig as an editor of a Uni magazine, seriously go for it because it'll give you invaluable experience with pre-press requirements on someone else's coin AND YOU GET PAID FOR IT!


That really depends on what uni you're at and how flush they are with the cash. Back when I was steering a ship, there wasn't a single cent to be had from it. Nothing. Not even from writing the bulk of it. But the experience is up for grabs, which is there across the board.
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Postby Laocorn on Tue Apr 25, 2006 5:00 pm

I like coffee!


To ressurect this thread, what about overseas zine distros, small press distros, online shops, etc!

Someone must have a decent list of things like that ;)
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Postby Laocorn on Wed Apr 26, 2006 2:45 pm

Thanks Darren I didn't know you were still floating around here.
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