Monthly Archives: December 2009

The Revenge of The Revenge of Print!

Aren’t you sick of hearing folks glibly forecasting the death of print? We are. People have been declaring the end of print in some form or other for longer than there’s been zines! “Books are over.” “Magazines are over.” “Comix are over.” “Newspapers are over.” Bah! We’re over things being over. Let’s make things happen! So we declared 2012 to be The Revenge of The Revenge Of Print! A nice response to publishing doomsayers. “Print is alive if you want it.” So the challenge is this: in 2012 Return of the Revenge of Print! Make a zine! 


CATALOG COVER BY Alec Longstreth. Yeah, it’s nerdy.

We’re got our 2010 Publishing and Distribution Catalog printing! It’s  filled with published and distributed books, zines, videos, tshirts, patches, stickers, buttons, tshirts, posters, postcards–and everything else we do.

There will be tons of new stuff from Microcosm in 2010 and this is the first chance to get a glimpse of what we have planned. Right now we’re concerned with getting 2010 Catalogs in as many hands and places as possible. This is where we need your help!

Unlike major book publishers, we do not have a large budget for promotions and advertising. In fact, we don’t pay for many ads anywhere, even in publications or on websites we whole-heartedly support. In keeping our books cheap, we forgo the luxury of having a promotions department almost entirely.

So how do we get the word out about our books? Our existence is owed almost entirely to people like you telling your friends and spreading the Microcosm word.

If you’d like to help, please email your full name and full address and how many catalogs you think you can distribute.

Typically folks ask for 25, 50, or 100. It’s super easy to drop a stack of 50 each at your cool local coffeeshop and record store! Please don’t ask for more than you think you could pass out.

1. Full Name
2. Full Address
3. How Many?

Thank you so much in advance for your help. We couldn’t do this without you, for real.

Get in touch with any questions and thanks again!


How To Make Soap!

OUT NOW! Raleigh Briggs, author of the popular Microcosm title Make Your Place, is back with another pamphlet on better, healthier living. This time around, she tackles soap-making basics, and teaches us how to create silky handmade soaps at home. How To Make Soap contains basic directions, recipes, a list of resources, and assorted tips and tricks to make your homemade soaps special. Raleigh takes a seemingly arduous task, and makes it breezy and fun, with her charming hand-drawn illustrations and easy to follow directions. How to Make Soap is a great guide (and gift!) for the beginning soapmaker, looking for a place to start.

Xerography Debt #26

OUT NOW! Xerography Debt‘s new issue features even more of the beloved “review zine with perzine tendencies” wherein your favorite zine writers become zine reviewers, columnists, and news hounds! Wred Fright wrote an amazing history of zines that begins in 1929! 64 pages of new zines to fall in love with, collect obsessively, and tell your friends about. They want to review your zines in future issues; yes, you! We know you are out there! Now you should send it to: Davida Gypsy Breier / PO Box 11064 / Baltimore, MD 21212 USA. Now offering subscriptions!