Lately, however, there have been some issues with potential readers trying to find copies of the First Issue of Oi Oi Oi! in some newsagents. If you have tried to find a copy by using the Stockist Locator (click here for the link) without success, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Also, if your local newsagent is NOT listed as carrying the First Issue, and you would like to buy a copy without having to travel too far, please let me know at the same address. Our Distributor, Integrated Publication Solutions, is really trying to work with us to ensure that we have the Maximum Sales possible.
Because Comicoz is actually paying its Artists and Cartoonists, the more sales that are made the better rewarded will be the creative personnel involved in each Issue. You see, payment in many cases is directly linked to the sales of each issue of Oi Oi Oi! This magazine is an important vehicle for Australian comic book artists and writers, so reader support is going to be vital to its success. Please tell your friends, enemies: let everyone know!
The more publicity the magazine generates, the wider the readership. And nothing generates more publicity than an Award. If you care to, why not vote for Oi Oi Oi! in the "Best Zine by an Individual" Category in the Golden Staple Awards? Vote by clicking here. As I said (in my last posting), this is NOT about me: the contributors who gave their all in the First Issue deserve to bask in any accolade that comes to Oi Oi Oi!
In seeking to expand our readership base, a copy of Oi Oi Oi!'s First Issue has recently been sent to Diamond Distributors, the world's largest distributor of comic books and graphic novels. Although Integrated Publication Solutions are doing a great job in getting the message out to Australian comic fans, nothing less than world-acknowledgement of the high-class artists and cartoonists that live in our country will do!