Wednesday, October 8, 2014

STATUS REPORT: October 8, 2014

Here are some statements that are true:
  • *The "First Four Issues" collection is sold out and out of print. It might be reprinted, but honestly, I think I may have reached everyone I'm gonna reach with that material, so unless someone comes along and offers to work with me on a reprint, it might be gone for good.
  • *Issues 5 through 11 are in print and available right now from the online store.
  • *Issues 5, 6, 7, and 8 are limited to stock on hand and then I think I am going to allow them to go out of print as well.
  • *I have been asked whether I intend to collect issues 5, 6, 7, and 8 in a book. I would like to do this, but I'm not sure if it's necessary (see my comment above re: reaching everyone I'm gonna reach.) Also, given the cost of printing a book and the minimum quantities involved with the process, this is probably not something I can do without help.
  • *Speaking of all of this, if you know a publisher who might be interested in working with me on these collections, send him or her my way. 
  • *I still have a few t-shirts available for only eight dollars (plus shipping).
  • *Probably going to have a new Atomic Elbow t-shirt available this winter. Just in time for cold weather!
  • *Issue 12 will be out by the end of 2014. You guys keep reading this thing, so I have no plans to stop making it.
  • *I'm bad at marketing and I kind of hate money, but if you have a friend (or even an enemy) that you think would like my 'zine, maybe send them my way?
  • *Also, I'm trying to get more cool stores to sell my thing, like Bizarro Wuxtry in Athens, GA and Holy Mountain in Tulsa, OK to sell my 'zine. If you know of a cool place like these, send them my way.
  • *Sorry to keep asking you guys to do my marketing work for me. Also sorry to keep using the phrase "send them my way."
  • *For real, thank you for reading The Atomic Elbow. I never thought more than eight or nine people would be into this. Turns out I was wrong. There are at least eleven people reading this 'zine. Thanks to all of you forever.