I'm sure you all know from previous posts that we have a table at the first ever Birmingham Zine Festival collectively, and that I said I'd sit at it. If you want your work at the table then cool! Just contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org about getting your work to me. However, it seems that I won't really be sitting at the table. Here is a bit of the email I got from the organisers:
- We'll be accepting up to 10 zines, comics or booklets from each person.
- We'll be setting up from 11am (fair opens at 12noon). You can bring your zines along at any point during the day, but the earlier you can bring them, the more you'll be likely to sell!
- We'll record how many zines you give us and you'll receive ALL the money from any sales your publications make!
- You'll need to collect your money and any unsold publications from the communal table your publication is on. Again, this can be done at any point throughout the day, but the later the better (the fair finishes at 6pm).
So just to clarify I asked how the day will go, and got this email back:
That's okay! The festival organisers will be selling zines on the communal tables. The idea is for people to give their zines to us, we'll sell them and when you need to leave the fair, you can collect your money and any unsold copies. We won't take any sort of cut from the money your zines make.
So you won't need to sit at the table and sell your zines! You'll be able to enjoy the fair, exhibitions and workshops!
So we won't be sitting at the tables but I assume we get to set them up. Bad because we won't be able to answer questions anyone may have about our work, or be able to change prices according to sales, but good because we will find it easy to go around the whole festival and look at everything at our own pace rather than worrying about getting back to the table.
SO *to put a long post short!* I suggest we maybe meet at 10.30 at New Street Station if you'd like your work on the table/ would like to go to the festival together. Please please PLEASE contact me about putting work on the table, I don't want to be the only one! And people I've been contacting on facebook have no excuse! My email address is email@example.com Sorry about the long post!