self-publisher’s question time

This article from Time magazine provokes some interesting questions about zines and self-publishing in an age of globalization. Give it a read and see if you’re convinced that creating physical artefacts in a literary world currently enamoured with internet publishing is in line with, or a betrayal of the counter-cultural roots of the zine.

When does an ethical stance become snobbery? Are there any “wrong” reasons to make a zine?

Would you be turned off a publication because of its high or low production values?

Do you find zines therapeutic to read or create? What makes unedited, unmediated media so appealing to people more accustomed to the opposite?

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