Okay, pals, here’s my big news: My friends and I have started a “family business” called Microcosm Distribution. It goes live right now. We distribute zines and books (and patches, pins, etc) and we’ve got some heavy-good shit up on our site. You can get all my stuff there. You can get Cometbus zines, Burn Collector, Show & Tell, Every Thug is a Lady, Body Conscious Birth Control, Make Your Place, Green is the New Red, AK Press stuff, Counteract Collective stuff, Next Stop Adventure, Last Gasp, DIY guide mania, PM Press titles, a lot of radical and feminist literature … just a fucking ton of stuff. We recently split off from Microcosm Publishing (now owned solely by Joe Biel) and our company is a totally separate, autonomous thing owned by Jessie Duke and run by former Microcosm Publishing folks Thad Christian, Rio Safari, Matt Gauck, Laura Grant, Danielle Duquette, and myself. So, without further adieu, here we are: http://www.microcosmdistribution.com/
Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.
Ahahahaha fuck Joe Biel.
If Microcosm Distribution thinks this will solve all of the problems people have with Microcosm then they are delusional. The only way this would have been a step in the right direction is if the split off, changed their name, publicly denounced Microcosm, and refused to distribute anything published by them.
important things to factor in. i do think the break is a good thing, of course. and i don’t know the people and the ins and outs of how they are setting things up, so i can’t speak on anything factually. i imagine that even getting to this point took some time and organization and may have been the reason why it took awhile, and hopefully further steps are being made that may just have not come to fruition yet.