This time around I'd like to showcase an
excellent self-promotion mailing list from Alternative Comics.
After this review, as an added bonus, I've thrown in a
subscription/access directions for a couple of e-zines that I've
recently subscribed to and found extremely
It's my feeling that Jeff Mason,
publisher of Alternative Comics provides an excellent service to
his press fans, as well as shamelessly promoting all things to
do with Alternative Comics.
Alternative Comics' Mailing List
E-zine Description: This mailing list
is a one way forum for news, press releases, info blurbs and
hype about Alternative comics. Jeff Mason ships out timely
information about the independent/alternative comics world
mostly as it applies to Alternative Comics and its excellent
stable of comics and magazines.
Overall - 5|
Content - 5
Writing - 5
Extras - 3
Publication: When needed
Send a request to:
Jeff Mason at email@example.com
Wide ranging but very focused.
Jeff mainly provides news bits and press releases, but inside
these are great tidbits like recent award nominees, new comics,
artist information and convention locations and times. The info
might be slanted, but it effectively gets the Jeff Mason and
associated hype out there while providing tangible and useful
info to subscribers.
Quality/Style - 5
Each mailer is generally written like a press release imitating
a "newsie" style; looks and sounds objective, but is
properly sprinkled with the news that Jeff wants to get out. (I
guess you can see Jeff's lawyerly writing skill here).
No set schedule (as far as I can
tell), but information is very timely.
Not much for typical extras here.
There are always excellent and appropriate links to further info
on the Web, but the typical e-mail have to haves aren't there.
No how-to un/subscribe info in each mailer. I believe that Jeff
moderates this list himself, but really I can't tell.
An excellent example of combining
focused industry news with specific/company hype. Well written,
timely, informative and free. Gotta like it! (well you don't
have to but heck I think its snazzy).
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