Greeting Card Universe | Shop Opened!

By heather at 2:35 am on Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Greeting Card Universe is a new site which allows artists to upload their greeting card designs to make available for print-on-demand to earn royalties. The interesting thing about these print-on-demand facilities is that it means as artists we can put products (greeting cards, story books, calendars) out there without the overhead of printing expenses. I found GCU an easy site to use, my shop simple to set up, and the staff super friendly & interested in feedback.

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Comment by Ayelet

January 23, 2007 @ 8:32 pm

Thanks for the link, Heather! I’m really enjoying your blog and your ideas, it’s such a great resource.
I already opened my own store on GCU - GOod luck to both of us!

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Comment by Crystal Driedger

April 2, 2007 @ 8:26 am

Hi Heather

Have you found this site to be a good money maker? Would you reccomend this over sending samples of your work to publishers?

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Comment by heather

April 2, 2007 @ 4:03 pm

Hey Crystal,
it’s kind of still too early to tell whether in the long run it will be a profitable website. Looking at my ’stats’ over the last couple months, made enough royalties over selling a few cards to buy myself a jug of milk so far ;) I wouldn’t recommend it over sending samples to publishers, but as a complement to it.
Cheers, Heather

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Comment by Wendy

April 19, 2009 @ 12:45 am

Hi Heather,

I have just happened across your website and am very impressed! I love your beautiful illustrations - you are very talented. I am thinking of setting up as a freelance illustrator and have found your blog very interesting - you are very generous in sharing all your hard won knowledge. I have been looking at the Greeting Card Universe website you mentioned and after a year down the track I wonder if you are finding it a worthwhile enterprise? I would love to hear your updated thoughts on this before I launch my own store.
Kind regards,
Wendy

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