SPA: bigger than all of us!
- We've been going around joining all the artists groups and
forums we can find all over the internet, seeking out writers,
artists, publishers, and bringing them together with readers
interested in the non-mainstream in the name of the Small Press
Association for a good while now. We started off as a Yahoo Club,
became quite active real quick, then they switched us to the Groups,
and the bugs in that switch led us to move our merry group into a
forum on our own servers. Not all members were happy with the
shutting down of the yahoo group, and occasional posts and proddings
by members have led us to REOPEN the SPA's Yahoo Group site, as a
SISTER SITE to the Forum.
The Obscurity Unlimited news/review magazine that this all grew
out of is switching from a digest format to a magazine size format
with it's upcoming issue, and new distribution programs now in place
will start off with a doubleing of the number of copies that get
printed, and that's just a start. As we develop the new distribution
system to new areas, we expect to see editions go into the 1000's of
Our excitement level is continuing to explode, and we're hoping
that you'll stop in and see what the SPA can do for you. Between our
talent pool, for people looking for colaborators/talent, to our
Buyer's Club, which sends publishers orders for their small press
publications, and allows a person to order ten things from ten
publishers with one order, to the developing How To section for those
just learning the hows and whats about small press, and the rageing
fun community of creators and readers...you are sure to find
something in the SPA for you!
Best part: It's free! no membership fees, no pressure to buy
anything. Yes, we do have a magazine, and an anthology of members
work, available...but you won't be force-fed get-it get-it stuff. All
reviews from the magazine end up in the website. There won't be any
spam from us! We feel that if someone wants something, they'll ask
So here's the sites to check out!
http://www.dimestoreproductions.com - our main website where all
the reviews and information is, as well as the online buyer's club,
which is hooked up with the Paypal system if you order anything.
http://www.dimestoreproductions.com/Forum/portal_content.asp - the
topic-driven place where members discuss items of their choosing in
many catagories of interest.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/obscurityunlimited - where members can
upload artwork, talk about whatever is of interest in the day, and
join occasional chats.
The SPA is here to continue to innovate and expand the way small