Zine Scene 245/1

June 2024

The close season gives us all the chance to take a deep breath and get ready for the new season which will be with us before we know it.

Life in RAOTL HQ is taking the opportunity to get ready for that new season.  A new cover has been designed and I’m trying to get a few advertisers to come on board to give us some support and help combat rising publication costs.  Issue 304 will be on sale at the pre-season friendly with Sevilla at Anfield.

I’m also looking at getting back to staging a few events starting on October 12th at Hotel Anfield with PETER BEARDSLEY as our headline guest. 

Following this we’re looking at getting Ronnie Whelan to be with us on November 16th to celebrate the 29th anniversary of the Fanzine.

We were hoping to put events on during the run-up to the end of last season but with so much Jürgen stuff going on it just wasn’t possible.  This time around, however, we hope to stage a few celebrating the players from our past and with next year being the 20th anniversary of Istanbul we will be looking to celebrate that great occasion.

If you have resubscribed for the new season, thank you very much, if you’re still thinking about it, I hope you will continue to support us. I always let subscribers know when their subscription has expired so if you haven’t heard from me don’t worry, you’re still on the list.


Postal Charges


As some subscribers will already know I have had to increase the cost of subscribing from £22 in the UK to £25 while for those overseas it has increased from £35 to £43.

The reason for this is down to the cost of the post.

In 2020 it cost 43p [using a Franking Machine] to send a Fanzine out in the post.  To send one abroad into Europe it cost less than £1.50 and elsewhere in the world it was about £2.10. Now, four years on it’s going to cost 80p to post a copy in the UK and to send them abroad it will cost £2.50.

When adding in the costs of hiring a Franking Machine and the accessories, basically there’s no saving anymore.

Even so, for UK subscribers they pay 50p for the postage and the Fanzine covers the remaining 30p.  Overseas subscribers pay £2.20p towards the postage and the Fanzine covers the additional 20p.

Unfortunately, it’s not going to get any better and other things such as printing costs will rise but fortunately our printer does his best to keep costs down.

However, the price of the Fanzine will remain at £2 for the 20th successive season.  

Published by

John Pearman

Editor of the only remaining Liverpool fanzine, Red All Over The Land. On sale outside Anfield on match days. Started this Fanzine in 1995