Step 2: Kinds of Zines

Although zines are difficult to classify, there are a few loose categories of zines:

Perzines - stands for "personal zine" are some of the most popular and longest running. perzines focus on personal journeys and thoughts. They are usally very revealing into the personalities of their writers and allow a space for a writer to deal with problems or share experiences

Political - these zines are just that, political. They focus on politics or opinions that the writers feel should be expressed. Many political movements in the united states produce literature this way due to zines ease and flexibility.

Music or Scene- usually focus around music happenings or "scene reports" of a certain area or music genre. These seek to expand the reach of happenings in an area and get people excited about it.

Zines can cover all or none of these categories, these are just some simple classifiers for a great number of zines. If your zine is unclassifiable DON'T PANIC, you're just that good...

<p>So is the best way to make the master of a two-sided zine on separate pieces of paper or on both sides of the master?</p>
Loved this! Thank you so much. I wish there was a Zine culture in South Florida... I will start working on mine now and begin my quest to seek out fellow weirdos. :)
Only one 'constructive' criticism. Why didn't you check your AUDIO before publishing it? Can barely hear the verbal commentary. This takes me back to many pleasant memories. In the 1960's I published a 20-page monthly Magic periodical using electric mimeograph machine with silk screen. Copies were sharp as offset printing. Used electronic stencils on a stencil cutter from typed, cut &amp; paste, artwork,etc. In the '80's also published a 10 page Newsletter from cut &amp; paste typing on a 12x18 inch copier machine for Hypnotists. As a grade school kid I had fun making one issue single copy booklets &amp; stapling at spine by folding the pages so staples would be centered. Great fun.
I didn&#39;t make the documentary, i know the audio is a little off but its the only video of it&#39;s kind.<br />
Arrgh, I was gonna make an 'ible just like this! Guess I got beat to the punch. This is a really cool instructable, I been doing zines on and off for years. Your tips and suggestions are really well put together. I wish I could have had this when I was just starting out. I have been doing a perzine called <i>The Shepherd's crook&quot;</i> for about a year. It's an homage to my last name, Shepherd. I have also done a few one-offs, one of which was ironically about zines :). -Y
<br /> haha that&#39;s great do you have a way people can order your zine?<br />
I'm working on it. I don't know where to start distributing if I did in in print, but I think I'll try and distribute them as PDF files. If I finally decide I'm worthy*, I'll post a link somewhere on instructables. -Y * I have some pretty bad judgemental anxiety, so this might take a while.
Sorry, i meant help, not health
Hey! Thanks so much for the health! Im looking to be a young Author and im now writing a zine. I'll post it when im done!
Zines are great, I've picked up some good ones over the years (I really like cookbook zines). Great instructable!

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