Show your Support

If you want to be sure to find your favorite publications in the future,
sign up and show your SUPPORT.

Let your objection to these predatory practices be known to the entities behind them. We appreciate your support of this cause and thank you! Now, please spread the word! Our twitter handle is @STLIndiePa

Alan M. Kalina
Alex Lang
Ann Davis Shields
Barbara Bishop
Barbara Shapiro
Beth Kirkland
Becky Cannon
Bonnie Blume
Bryan Fuller
Byron Kerman
BUILD St. Louis
Cassandra Phillips
Chris Clark
Christine Seyer
Cindy Easterling
Craig Brown
D. Quigley
David Altman Photography
Deana Smith
Deanna Chafin
Deb Moreno
Debbie Risley
Diane Felix
Doug Becker
Evelyn Wilk
Free2Be LLC
G Nicholson
Greg Lukeman
Hammer & Hand
Harold Bruker
Healthsite Associates
Heidi Bertels
I. Jenkins
Irene Fish
Jack Drysdale Jr
Jack Long
James Weber Jr.
Jamie Choler
Janaca Scherer
Jason Cannon
Jerry Martin
Jim Clark
Jody C. Jones
John Bianchi
Jon Shigemura
Judi Dobberstein
Julie Breneman
June C. Mueller
Justin Chick
K Mendez
Karen Beyer
Kris Ellsworth
Kris Zapalac
Lauren Dean
Lee McHaney
Left Bank Books
Ligaya Figueras
Linda Rollings
Lisa Otke
Lori Becker
Marcia Ratliff
Mark Jacobs
Mary Ann Miller
Michael Stortz
Michelle M
Mike Wyatt (@entelleckt)
Nathalie Pettus
Overlook Farm
Painting Etc.
Pam Schneider
Pat Rutherford-Pettine
Paul S
Pets in the City
R. Tousignant
R&R Music Labs
Randy Fish
Rick Gould Studios
Risa Brown
Robert Goodwillie
Robin Woll
Sara Hale
Scott Emanuel
Sean Murphy
Smelly Things Candle Company
Stephen Hale
St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance
Steve S
Sue Kurtz
The Book House, Inc
TOKY Branding + Design
Tom Flood
Trellis Art Designs
Verner Earls
Vic B.
WellBody Clinic, LLC

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5 Responses to “Show your Support”

  1. Eric Thoelke August 17, 2011 at 1:18 pm #

    TOKY and I are all in. This is an insidious way to squelch healthy competition. TOKY will boycott Lee publications and do our best to steer our advertising clients to buy space in StLIndiePA publications whenever possible. Additionally, we will boycott any retailers that opt in to this distribution plan.

  2. Ilene Jenkins August 28, 2011 at 10:21 pm #

    Keep the public informed. Scary situation.

  3. margaret September 8, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    As a small business owner, I would like to comment on the STL Distribution (STLD)agreement. What is not being said is…if a retailer/distribution site signs the STLD agreement with its exclusivity clause, it will force the independent/free publications in St. Louis to use the STLD racks or not offer their publications at this location. If the free publication opts to use the STLD racks, it will cost the publication $20 to $25 per location for STLD’s services. This is cost-prohibitive for many free publications that typically distribute to 500 or more locations. For example, let’s do the math…using 500 locations, the monthly distribution cost for free publications is approximately $2,000 per month, or $4 or less per location. If the free publication is forced to use the STLD racks, their cost of distribution would rise from $2,000 to $10,000 to $12,500 per month, or as previously stated $20 to $25 per location. This adds $8,000 to $10,000 per month of bottom-line cost, which is more than the average monthly profit in most small businesses.

    Given this extra overhead, what do you think the impact of the STLD contract and agreement will be on St. Louis’free publications? My opinion is that this extra cost could be disastrous to St. Louis, resulting in fewer free/independent publications offered or copies printed, fewer distribution sites for the general public to easily pickup their favorite publication, and less discretionary income that the free publications can put back into the St. Louis economy in the way of business development, production, reporting, staffing, and facilities.

    In closing, if you are a retail location that distributes free publications, thank you for your support for free and independent publications. It is the value of these publications and your willingness to help distribute them, that brings customers to your establishment.

  4. john bianchi September 12, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    If you need any help in this matter please let me know. All the publishers should know me since I have distributed your magazines throughout the years and have helped everyone out at some point.


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