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Guide to Being Broke & Fabulous is a contemporary self-help zine which aims to navigate modern life on a serious budget - BUT IN STYLE.
Guide to Being Broke & Fabulous is a contemporary self-help zine which aims to navigate modern life on a serious budget - BUT IN STYLE.
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Guide to Being Broke & Fabulous Zine

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Guide to Being Broke & Fabulous is a zine-style guide that tackles life-below-the-poverty-line realness with a fantastic sense of humor. Geared toward student loan debt holders, contemporary po' folk, and people who find themselves in a financial rut; Guide to Being Broke & Fabulous is a positive publication hoping to provide some emotional backup when the financial wind gets knocked out of you.

Taking the form of a cut-n-paste style fanzine, Guide to Being Broke & Fabulous is a light read ranging from 20 to 30 pages in length (I'm in the editing process) and about 8" x 10" in size. Written and designed by author Julia Arredondo, Guide to Being Broke & Fabulous is based on real events, involving real people, dealing with VERY little money. 

The $1,000 I'm asking for to support the first printing of this publication goes toward the actual PRINTING and binding of the first copies of this zine. Guide to Being Broke & Fabulous will have some color components, but will mostly be a fabulous black & white photocopied booklet. 

Hoping to change the face of modern self-help (Chicken Soup for the...AS IF) to be more inclusive, alternative, and overall relate-able; Guide to Being Broke & Fabulous aims to empower people with tight budgets, little financial security, and hella style.

 Being broke ain't a joke. But the state of our economy is.

Risks and challenges

Risks that I face with Guide to Being Broke & Fabulous range from shipping mishaps, to printing technicalities, to typos, to spilling coffee on manuscript originals, and so on. Luckily the text for the zine is already written and digitally archived, so the chances of me losing the written material for the publication are SLIM.

However, since this is my 12th publication with Vice Versa Press; we're a bit schooled in the world of what can go wrong in the realm of publishing, and are prepared for the worst but praying for the best.

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    THANK YOU CARD

    A custom Risographed THANK YOU CARD with rounded corners to be shipped directly to you.

    Designed and hand-printed by Guide to Being Broke & Fabulous Author and Artist, Julia Arredondo; the THANK YOU CARD will be a singe-run edition available only to Kickstarter campaign supporters.

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    Guide to Being Broke & Fabulous Zine PRINTED ON FINE CRANE PAPER (Includes THANK YOU CARD)

    Guarantee your copy of the first edition of Guide to Being Broke & Fabulous Zine by pre-ordering RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW. This very limited edition version will include interior sheets that are printed on the finest of Crane's 100% cotton paper. A luxury item indeed! Will be delivered just in time for Xmas.

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    Guide To Being Broke & Fabulous LIMITED EDITION Button Pack (Includes THANK YOU CARD and Guide to Being Broke & Fabulous Zine)

    The Guide to Being Broke & Fabulous Button Pack is ONLY available to our Kickstarter backers and is limited to 20 packs. Each Button Pack contains 3 buttons.

    Each button is hand-drawn by Guide to Being Broke & Fabulous Author and Artist, Julia Arredondo. Buttons are 1" in diameter with a pinback fasten.

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    Vice Versa Press ZINE GRAB BAG (Includes THANK YOU CARD, Guide to Being Broke & Fabulous Zine, and Button Pack)

    The Vice Versa Press ZINE GRAB BAG includes a collection of Vice Versa Press previously-released publications including titles:

    *Guide to Being Alone Zine
    *Empty Bedrooms Coloring Book
    *Guide to Dating Gangsters Vol. 1
    *Guide to Dating Gangsters Vol. 2

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    Vice Versa Press ZINE GRAB BAG PLUS (Includes THANK YOU CARD, Guide to Being Broke & Fabulous Zine, Button Pack, and all titles listed under the original ZINE GRAB BAG).

    The Vice Versa Press ZINE GRAB BAG PLUS includes a signed copy of Julia Arredondo's "Baltimore Breakups: A Pop-Up Memoir Zine".

    Hand-assembled and illustrated by Guide to Being Broke & Fabulous Author and Artist, Julia Arredondo; "Baltimore Breakups" was voted the Best Pop-Up Book of 2015 by the Baltimore Citypaper.

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    Guide to Being Broke & Fabulous Zine offers a back page area where indie businesses, big businesses, creative individuals, musicians and more can buy ad space. You have the freedom to advertise whatever you want. Make a public service announcement if you feel moved to do so.

    Ad space will be printed in black and white and will be approximately the size of a business card (3.5" X 2"). You provide the artwork, and must send me an image by the required print deadline.

    Your ad will be printed in Guide to Being Broke & Fabulous for as long as the zine is in print (hopefully for a very long time).

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