The same person that brings you Shoplette is now bringing you Zinerepublic. It is a website where users can create content to publish their very own online Magazine or you can browse around to subscribe to other users’ magazine.
I shall let Shannon Low from Mobrick talks about Zinerepublic.
Zinerepublic is our attempt at a revolution aimed at democratizing magazine publishing. We believe that magazine publishing – from article sourcing and content generation, to editing, assembling and publishing issues, to subscription and distribution – should be open to everyone, so we’ve created tools to make it easier.
Zinerepublic is an easy way to create and distribute your own crowdsourced zine. On Zinerepublic, anyone can be a reader, writer and editor, create your own zine out of your own and other users’ articles, and submit articles that other editors might like to use in their zines.
On the site, users can create zines, submit articles for zines and subscribe to zines. To make zine publishing easier for zine editors, Zinerepublic allows users to crowdsource for articles, edit, assemble and publish periodic issues of their zine, and also provides a subscription and email distribution system so that people can subscribe to and receive new issues of their zine.
Please check out our new site here:
You can sign up for a new account by clicking “Join”, then give it a spin by checking out the zines, posting some articles and creating your own zine.
Please also have a look at some zines that users have already started creating on the site:
The Little Arts Academy’s Magazine
A lovely cooking zine with the yummiest dessert recipes you’ll be dying to try (and eat).
A stunning art zine featuring the works of four groundbreaking illustrators based in Singapore.
A globe-trotting graffiti zine about graffiti and street art sightings all over the world.
Zinerepublic was released for public testing on 2 March 2009. It was created by Mobrick Pte Ltd (http://www.mobrick.com), a web technology company that creates new ways of socialising in online networks and communities. Using our Mobrick engine, we create web 2.0 community platforms for people to share their passions. These include crowdsourcing websites, content-driven social networks, user-generated content platforms and other dynamic community-targeted websites.
Please enjoy the zines, have fun creating your own, and Viva La Revolucion!