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December 5, 2012 4:40 PM   Subscribe

In 2013, I want to put out a monthly zine-esque short publication and charge $1 each. I want to sell them online. What is the best way to do this? I have no experience with selling things online whatsoever.

It's going to be a twelve part series. Any experiences you'd like to share with either making zines or selling things online would be appreciated. Thanks!


(this is anon as so not to come off as self-promoting)
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (4 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
 
All my zine friends sell through Etsy.
posted by stoneandstar at 4:49 PM on December 5, 2012


Do you want to be part of a zine community, or just sell your own stuff?

For online sales, I like Etsy and Storenvy. Etsy has the potential of integrating you into the zine community there, and Storenvy is much cheaper(free), but you do all your promoting yourself.

For e-book sales, I like using Gumroad.
posted by sawdustbear at 6:01 PM on December 5, 2012


I'm guessing the money isn't the object here, but you might want to consider charging a bit more, as the credit card charges might take out a more significant chunk than you'd like.
posted by Madamina at 6:30 PM on December 5, 2012


Yeah, it's gonna cost more than a dollar per zine just to do the copying, unless it's only a couple of pages. Think more like $3, minimum.
posted by nonasuch at 8:12 PM on December 5, 2012


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