Read Articles on How to License Your Designs to Companies:
- Submission Guidelines for Card Companies
- Art Licensing and Card Design Interviews
- How to Mail Promos of Your Designs to Card Companies
- How to Organize Greeting Card Submissions
- How to get Started in Art Licensing
- How to Start an Art Licensing Support Group
- How to Make a Good "Art Licensing Website."
- How to Deal With Rejection: Tips for Card Designers
- Resources on Greeting Cards and Licensing
- Greeting Card Licensing Information from the UK
- What Does an Agent Look For? Advice from Jim Marcotte
- Art Agents in the United States
- Art Agents Outside of the United States
Product Manufacturer's Art Submission Guidelines
Compiled and Updated by Kate Harper
*Please note: webpage addresses for guidelines can change frequently and it's hard to keep up with them. If the guidelines link below is no longer valid for a company, please click on their main website link and locate their new guidelines page. Thanks! - See more at: http://kateharperblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/10-card-publishers-artist-and-writer.html#sthash.ZdIQcSSi.dpuf*Please note: webpage addresses for guidelines can change frequently and it's hard to keep up with them. If the guidelines link below is no longer valid for a company, please click on their main website link and locate their new guidelines page.
*Please note: webpage addresses for guidelines can change frequently and it's hard to keep up with them. If the guidelines link below is no longer valid for a company, please click on their main website link and locate their new guidelines page. Thanks! - See more at: http://kateharperblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/10-card-publishers-artist-and-writer.html#sthash.ZdIQcSSi.dpuf
(Go to: “About us”, then “Art Work Submissions” .)
Art in Motion
African Art Products
The Art Group
Artists To Watch
(Look under contact+submission guidelines)
(See bottom of page.)
Brown Trout publishers
Bentley Publishing Group
Bottman Design http://bottman.com/contact
Canadian Art Prints
Crown Point Graphics
(guidelines: firstname.lastname@example.org )
*look under "opportunities" tab
Design Works International
Freedom Greeting Cards
Fidget Club Cards
(Scroll down to "Becoming a GelaSkins Artist.")
Gibson and Holt
Galaxy of Graphics
Pays artist 10% for each product sold
(No specific guidelines but has contact for "freelance art" submissions.)
Graphique de France
(Scroll to bottom of page to "Art Submissions")
Gift Wrap Company
Great Arrow Graphics
Global Graphics Gifts http://globalgraphicsgiftstore.com/apguide.htm
(Scroll down to "how are images selected")
It Takes Two
(Scroll down to Submission guidelines)
email art samples to email@example.com for approval, and they present to buyers.
The Lang Company
(Scroll down to "Art Submissions")
Madison Park Greetings
(Scroll down to "Where can I submit artwork?")
(bottom of homepage)
Oatmeal Studios Artist Guidelines
Pine Ridge Art
(Scroll down to "General FAQ.")
Paper Products Design
Papyrus (Same as Recycled Paper Greetings)
P. Graham Dunn
Peaceble Kingdom Press
Peter Pauper Press
Palm Press Photography
Recycled Paper Greetings (Same as Papyrus)
Shamrock Gift Wrap
(Scroll down to "Innovative Design" in bold letter.)
Tate and Company
Request to be on their email list.
Toland Home Garden
Up with Paper
(Fill out form and select "art submission inquiry" and you will receive a pdf.)
I have collaborated with skillshare.com to create an online course on Getting into the Greeting Card Business. The content is based on my experience of working in the industry for over 20 years, and from publishing over 1,000 cards. Class is self-paced with student/teacher feedback on your final project in the gallery.
- The fundamentals of professional card design.
- Transforming art into a greeting card.
- Writing sentiments.
- Making designs "market-ready" according to industry standards.
- Top selling occasions.
- How to turn one card into a larger "collection".
- How to make a card out of any image.
- Handmade cards.
- Where and how to sell cards (including online).
- Licensing art on cards.
- Manufacturing and distributing nationally.
Ebooks by Kate Harper
You can support this blog by ordering Kate's e-Booklets starting at only .99 cents! They can be read on your kindle, ipad, ipod, cellphone, or your computer. Free samples and lending options available. You can also view the list of all recommended greeting card books by a variety of authors.
Get Your Greeting Cards into Stores explains how to sell cards nationwide. Included are detailed guidelines on: How to price cards for a profit, get professional feedback, find sales representatives and follow industry standards. Information is also applicable to gift items, magnets, journals, calendars, collectibles, etc.
20 Steps to Art Licensing is a book about how to license your art to companies that publish greeting cards, or manufacture coffee mugs, magnets, wall hangings, kitchen items, and dozens of other gift items. Learn how to prepare your art, what companies to contact, how to find agents, and what trade shows to attend. Includes extensive resources on social media, copyrights, licensing community groups, and lists of interviews with professional designers.
7 Mistakes Greeting Card Writers is a booklet that explains what to avoid when submitting greeting card verse to publishers. Learn how to create a trendy card that reflects the contemporary world we live in, and how to use your own personal experience to create card verse. Topics include: how to avoid limiting your market, when to use adjectives, not creating card for enemies, write like people talk and a list of why card sentiment submissions are often rejected. You can increase your odds of success by 60% just by doing a few simple things. Includes a list of card publishers and their guidelines, links to writer interviews, and writing exercises for how to create good verse.
Unusual Ways To Market Greeting Cards, and 22 places to get your designs featured is a booklet on how to get your cards noticed in non-traditional ways. Everything from why you should send cards to your dentist, to how to get a special feature in national publication. Great tips for designers who are starting out and want to get their cards into the hands of people beyond friends and family. Special Section: 22 Gift Industry Trade Publications who seek out new greeting card designs and feature artists for free.
How to Make an EBook Cover for Non-Designers is an illustrated book will show you how to make your own e-book cover, even if you are not a designer. It is intended to help the indie writer who is on a budget and wants to publish and sell their own book in online stores such Amazon.com and the Apple ibookstore. Selling your book in these stores will allow readers to purchase your book and read it on multiple devices such as the Kindle, iPad, iPhone and many other electronic devices.