How to sell zines

A quick fire guide to selling your own zines

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Awesome Merchandise
Published on
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There are several ways to sell zines, including:

Zine Fairs:

Attend zine fairs, festivals and other events where zines are sold. This is a great way to reach a large audience and to connect with other zine makers.

Independent Bookstores:

Contact independent bookstores and ask if they would be interested in selling your zines. Some bookstores may even host zine-making workshops or events.


Create an online store or sell your zines through online marketplaces like Etsy or Big Cartel. You can also use social media platforms like Instagram to promote your zines and take orders.

Direct Sales:

Sell your zines directly to your audience through mail-order or at events like concerts, art fairs, and lectures.


Offer a subscription service where customers can receive a new zine from you every month or quarter.


Sell your zines to other retailers or distributors at a discounted rate.

It's also important to keep in mind that to sell your zines, you need to promote them, create a good and attractive presentation, and have a good pricing strategy.

When selling zines in person, it's a good idea to have a display that showcases the zines, so that people can easily browse and purchase them. Also, have a good stock of zines and have a good system of accepting payment.

When selling zines online, make sure your website or store is easy to navigate and has a good selection of zines, good quality images and clear information about the zines.

Overall, it's important to be creative and think outside the box when it comes to selling zines.