We’ve outlined a little history of where the word “ezine” comes from and defined some terms we’ll be using throughout this tutorial.
large publication with large number of subscribers – cover is slightly heavier than pages, distributed in stores and through US mail.
slang for a publication with a small number of subscribers – (anywhere from 5-1000) Used to be an abbreviation for “fanzine”. Fanzines were small publications geared to the SciFi and Fantasy market.
a publication distributed on the web (on web pages).
Ezine or E-zine:
abbreviated from “Electronic Magazine”. Number of subscribers can range from 25-100,000 plus. Distributed through email.
small publication (2-10 pages) with small number of subscribers (as opposed to “newspaper”) – generally distributed in local gathering places or through US mail, or email. May also be used interchangeably with “ezine”.
emailing one message to many people. Usually, bulk email is considered to be an “advertising message”.
unsolicited bulk email, commercial in nature; something you don’t want to do if you want to have a credible and reputable ezine.
a list of people’s addresses, either email addresses or US postal addresses.
a mailing list of people that have asked to be put on the list. Your ezine should be distributed only to people who request it – your mailing list should be opt-in.
software that distributes email to the mailing list.
Be sure to also check out these helpful articles on Ezines.