Greeting Card Resources
GREETING CARD MAGAZINES, BOOKS & WEB SITES
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 1998 19:24:06 -0400
Subject: Re: illustration: greeting card publications
"Did you know there is a website for Party and Paper? I found it in my book. http://www.partypaper.com
Yes, that website is fairly new and they are now big promoters of having a web site.
I subscribe to two more magazines that I like even better than "Party and Paper". They are "Gifts & Decorative Accessories" (Subscription address: Geyer-McAllister Publications Inc., Subscription Service Center, 51 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010-1675. (800) 309-3332.
and: "Giftware News", http://www.giftwarenews.net
They are, like "Party & Paper", directed at the giftware retailer and are full of quality ads, good articles, and trade show listings. They are a great way to keep track of what is selling and which companies are selling it.
Hmmmm . . .if I'm not mistaken, Greetings Today is a new publication - not two years old. And it is a full color magazine with lots of photos and good information about the trends in the greetings industry. In fact I was a small feature in an article in the October issue (I'm still getting requests for catalogs). Greetings Today is the magazine of the Greeting Card Association. It is worth getting (IMO) to follow trends - both buying and manufacturing.
Don't know how many Mary Engelbreit fans are on this list but I just finished reading her personal bio. and thought some of you list buddies might want to take a peek... http://www.maryengelbreit.com especially for those aspiring greeting card and children's book illustrators.
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 08:49:30 -0400
From: Claudia Sargent
Subject: illustration: Where To Find Info On Card Companies?
Probably the best place is a big card shop or bookstore-- just look at the backs of LOTS of stuff you like, and make a note of the publishers that look like a good fit for your work, and copy the info. Call those companies & ask for catalogs, even outdated ones. (Or do a web search!) There's also a trade group for card & stationery publishers-- they used to publish a directory of their members. I don't know if they still do (mine is from 1990), but here's the info to call & ask:
Greeting Card Association
1200 G Street, NW, Suite 760,
Washington, DC 20005
Telephone: (202) 393-1778
Fax: (202) 393-0336
They also have a website at http://www.greetingcard.org/
Hope that's helpful--
Peace & joy,
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 1998 15:02:31 -0400
From: Lisa Peruchini firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: illustration: Address for Giftware News?
Here's G.N. & A :1 (800) 309-3332, I love that trade mag. Other good ones are Party & Paper (for stationery and giftwrap, balloons, etc.)(203) 845-8020 web-site is http://www.partypaper.com. Greetings Today, the spiffiest one for the card market! (785) 843-1235 web-site is http://www.greetingtoday.com. Kevan was in this one a few issues back.
I've never seen a guide, but the Graphic Artist Market guide lists some. Also here is the web site for Greeting Card Association Publishers list. It just lists the card publishers address and phones - not what they are looking for. But it is a good resource if you already know who you want to submit to . . .
I get that one and although it is interesting I prefer Greetings Today . It seems to have more for greeting card artists and retailers, whereas P&P seems to have the party and balloon market covered. Greetings Today is the only one I am going to subscribe to when it's time to renew! $20 a year...address 810 E.10th St., Lawrence KS 66044 phone (785)843-1235 fax (785)843-1853. It only comes quarterly, but it is such a great magazine!
I'd start with a book called "Publishing Your Art As Cards, Posters & Calendars" by Harold Davis. Good information about self publishing. I just checked at Amazon and they have it on backorder for 3 to 5 weeks. Maybe a local book store or the ABE site.
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