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How to create custom printed card decks

by Vervante •

If you're looking for a stand-out product that will make a big statement this year - consider card decks. If you like the idea, but aren't sure how to get started, we've got your answers.

One of our most popular products, custom-designed card decks are a fun and valuable  product authors and entrepreneurs are using with great success for increasing revenue, expanding their audience, and promoting or adding value for existing books, products or programs. And like many of our other products, card decks can be printed on demand or in bulk, held and then drop shipped on demand.

We’re not talking about playing cards here, but creative and highly-customizable card decks that will definitely stand out from the crowd. Card decks can be any size, any number of cards in a pack, and each card can have its own unique design or message.

Card decks can be complementary to an existing product. For example, let's say you are the author of a how-to book and each chapter describes a specific topic, mantra or task. You can create a card deck that contains each one of those nuggets of wisdom to be used in conjunction with your book. In fact, many of the card decks we help authors create are like this - created from content that has been repurposed from books or other products. In this example, you can now sell your book and the matching card deck as a package. This elevates your book above any competition from other traditionally-published books because you are now offering a package or kit with much more value.

Creative ways Vervante customers have used card decks include:

  • Affirmation cards
  • Tarot cards, angel cards, goddess cards, hero cards, etc.
  • Desktop calendars with daily, weekly or monthly messages
  • Health and fitness motivation cards
  • Study guides for training or certification programs
  • Educational cards for adults and children
  • Writing prompts and journaling inspirations
  • Recipes and meal plans
  • Spiritual and inspirational cards
  • Financial, budgeting or money-management
  • Bonus content for books such as discussion questions or character cards

As you can see, there is no limit to the creative ways card decks can be used in your business.

Once you’ve created a card deck, you’ll be amazed at how versatile they are as marketing and sales tools. Yes, you can sell them as standalone products online and in brick-and-mortar stores. But you can also use them at events for back-of-room sales, as gifts, as part of a collection of themed products, for raffles or swag bags, as incentives to boost sales of books or other products, or to support masterminds, coaching or training programs.

A few reasons to use Vervante for your card deck:

  • We can print card decks on demand – something most other printers don’t offer.
  • When we say custom, we mean it. You can print card decks:
    • In any size
    • Any number of cards in each deck
    • Variety of paper options
    • With square or rounded corners
    • Each card can have unique designs on either side
    • Color or black-and-white (or both)
    • Gloss or matte finish
  • We also offer special packaging and fulfillment services, so your card decks can be printed and shipped with other items such as books, small booklets, journals, workbooks, crystals, tin boxes, nutritional supplements, etc.

Speaking of packaging – we can also package and present your custom card decks in unique ways that increase their value in the eyes of customers. We can print custom tuck boxes any size to accommodate the deck. For standard size playing cards (2.5 x 3.5), we have a clear, 2-piece hard plastic case, and for desktop presentation we have a clear display case that holds up to 13 cards.

For even more creative presentation solutions, you can send us items such as organza, velvet or other drawstring bags, tin boxes, etc. as well as complementary items such as crystals or stones that can be packaged and shipped to customers as a set.

Need to include instructions or a guidebook with your card deck? We can do that too. We can print small perfect-bound or accordion-folding instructional booklets the same size as your deck to fit in the same packaging.

If this has inspired you to create your own unique card deck in 2019, we're here to answer any questions and help you get started right away. Just email us at sales@vervante.com or schedule a phone call with our publishing experts by clicking here.


Author Spotlight: Malane Shani

by Vervante •

We're constantly amazed by the clever, unique, brilliant and beautiful books and products our customers create. Today we’d like to introduce you to Malane Shani, International Life/Relationship/Bereavement Coach and Holistic Practitioner and creator of the “Notes to Self” collection including the unique card deck we discuss here.  

The story behind the “Notes to Self” card deck

Q: What inspired you to create this unique card deck?

A: The “Notes to Self” affirmation cards came as a natural companion to my first book, Notes to Self, which is based on some of the hardest life lessons I've faced and overcome by discovering the gifts in the midst of moving through these lessons. These cards expand the message of self-love, self-empowerment and self-awareness from the book by giving customers an easy way to remember, practice, and follow the guidance the affirmations provide.

Q: What advice would you give for other aspiring authors and creatives?

A: For others creating this product, I would suggest following the guidance inspiration provides. The affirmations themselves were channeled as I would wake up early to reflect and be in communion with my Spirit to write my book and create the affirmations. The card design went through several drafts, but we held the overall vision for the product in an elevated space until the final design came together effortlessly.

Q: What do you love about the "Notes to Self" card deck?

A: We love the impact that this card deck has on everyone who uses and interacts with it. The cards have accompanied us in private coaching sessions, workshops and conferences, and the reaction we get from customers is the same: appreciation and resonance. At events, we shuffle the cards and ask customers to pull one card and get their lesson for the day. The cards pulled are always right on time and right in alignment with where the customer is in their life. It's such a powerful experience that customers try to walk away with the card they pulled or take pictures of them--and the cards always sell out.

About Malane and her “Notes to Self” affirmation cards

Every life lesson, no matter how difficult, always brings us wisdom that we can carry throughout our lives and share with others. The Notes to Self Affirmation Cards are a reflection of Malane Shani's hard lessons and brilliant breakthroughs. Through her 52 years and experience as a Life/Relationship Coach, Spiritual Educator and Intuitive, Malane has used these affirmations to transform her life by changing unwanted thoughts and false beliefs.

The affirmation cards give you insight as to what your lesson for the day is. They also give you an intentional affirmation and an affirmation for the week. Every day or week you just pull one card and it will share your lesson for the day/week. You can work with the affirmation to transform whatever challenges you may be having in your life around that particular lesson. There are 25 lessons, 25 intentional affirmations and 25 weekly affirmations, all originally channeled from Malane Shani and her life experiences.

A couple of the lessons included in the deck are "the truth will really set you free" and "a siloed life is unnatural and a threat to joy." Do you feel comfortable with telling people how you feel? Do you pretend to be someone you're not to impress your friends or family? These are signs that you need to embrace your personal truth and let it set you free. Do you isolate yourself from others when you're going through a hard time? Do you feel lonely, even in a crowd of people? This could mean that your heart is calling out for a tribe or support system that really sees and loves you. Make the transition into a tribe and into your personal truth by speaking, writing and living these affirmations--and watch your life soar.

Malane Shani invites you to create a new reality for your life built on freedom, your truth, a deep sense of self-love, self-awareness and wisdom with the Notes to Self Affirmation Cards. Use these affirmations along with your firm commitment to your own personal growth and development as tools to heal the past, release illusions, speak your truth and to move forward powerfully and with ease.

Learn more

Learn more about Malane and the "Notes to Self" collection here: https://malaneshani.com/notestoself2019/

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What's new with Vervante

by Vervante •

Happy New Year!

A fresh start, new beginnings, endless possibilities… We figured this is the best time to catch you up on what’s new with Vervante in 2019. Whether you’re looking to add new products and revenue streams to your business, publish books, journals or other products, or get super creative with Tarot decks, planners and more, we’ve got what you need. Here's a quick look at the latest and greatest from the past year here at Vervante:


Vervante Publishing from A to Z

You may think you know Vervante, but check out the Vervante Publishing From A To Z guide and you might be surprised. We take you on a tour of our products and services, then give you a peek behind the curtain to learn more about our vision and how we work to provide the very best in publishing, production and fulfillment solutions for everyone. 



 


VIP, Coaching or Subscription Box Services

We can help you create a unique welcome or VIP gift for your coaching clients. Or if you'd like to start a subscription box membership we've got ideas and affordable ways to produce beautiful boxes or packages for your customers and clients. Click here to learn more.


 


Book Coach, Author Coach, and Publishing Consultant Services

Here at Vervante, we give book coaching professionals the ability to offer their clients complete idea-to-finished-product services – expanding your impact on their journey as an author, as well as your ability to increase your income as a business. Learn about our specialized services just for you by clicking HERE.
 

 


New Book: “How to Self-Publish”

How to Self-Publish: The complete guide for authors, entrepreneurs and industry influencers” was written to help authors, entrepreneurs and industry influencers make sense of all the steps that might seem confusing when publishing a book. By following this guidance in this book, you can check off all the details in a matter of days — and at a fraction of the price if you tried to figure everything out on your own.

To order a copy, authors can log into their Author account, scroll to the bottom of the dashboard and click on "Order Samples." For those who don't have an Author account, you can order the printed book in our Bookstore by clicking HERE, or download a digital copy here.


The Honest Truth About Amazon Best-Seller Status

When we started working with authors almost 20 years ago, bestseller status on Amazon had credibility and true value as it was achieved using the traditional method of counting book sales. But there’s a secret behind all of the buzz about becoming an Amazon bestseller that no one is talking about. And a lot of misinformation that we feel should be addressed. Over the years, Amazon’s methods for assigning bestseller status have changed – and we shared the hard truth about it HERE.

 



Author Spotlight Series Debut

We're constantly amazed by the clever, unique, brilliant and beautiful books and products our customers create. That's why we started a spotlight feature to share the details of their creations and the inspiration behind them.

We built this business to support authors, entrepreneurs, coaches and business owners. We realized that sharing your products with all of our customers is one more way we can offer our support. We're all in this together trying to provide valuable products or services to the world, and if we support each other, that's just a really good thing.

In 2018 we shined the spotlight on Nancy & Steve Juetten, James & Christopher Dack, Betsy Wiersma, Amber Lilyestrom, and Joy Don Baker & Terri Goodman. We’re not even close to done, as 2019 has a lineup ready to go of more inspiring authors, entrepreneurs and visionaries with stories we’re excited to share.
 


New Book: 50 Ways to Build a Business and Life You Love

"50 Ways to Build a Business and Life You Love" is a little book filled with big ideas about taking charge of your own destiny, following your passion and realizing your full potential. It's a great gift idea with an attractive design hard cover, foil stamped with a soft-touch UV finish.
Launched near Valentine's Day, this book is perfect for showing someone you care. Buy one for yourself. Give copies to everyone in your mastermind. Offer them as special bonuses with products, as prizes, or as gifts for clients you love to work with. No matter what, this little book will make a big impression.