How to Make a Zine: First of 5 easy ways to give away samples of your writing
We already went through the 5 easy ways to give away FREE SAMPLES of your writing to readers and prospective readers. Now it’s time to get down to business. Today we’re going to focus on #1, learning how to create a zine. This really couldn’t be an easier project, but you can make it as simple or elaborate as you like. Some traditionalists prefer to hand-letter and draw their pages. I find it easier to print the pages, not to mention that you wind up with a more professional looking result.
The necessary supplies are quite basic:
- 8-1/2 by 11 sheet of paper
- Tape (optional)
Voila! Fold the pages over to form your zine.
If you choose, you can tape closed the open sides of your zine to give it a little more finished look. And that’s all there is to it!
If you’d like to see the steps of folding a zine in progress, take a look at this video.
Make sure to check in on Monday when we’ll be discussing the process of using a PDF as a means for giving away free samples of your work. In the meantime, if you try to make a zine, come back and share you pictures and/or tell us how it worked for you!
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Monday, August 8 – 5 easy ways to give away FREE SAMPLES of your writing
Thursday, August 4 – A Savvy Book Marketer embraces the idea of giving freely
Monday, August 1 – Every Savvy Book Marketer has an attitude of GRATITUDE