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 Jennifer Regular, a wellness leader who facilitates authentic self-empowerment through inspiration, healing and spiritual wellness strategies, and author of the book Embrace Your Power: A Healing Journal of Self-Discovery.
The story behind Jennifer’s book
Q: What inspired you to write this book?
A: I was first inspired to write this book when I was just 10 years old, a very observant child who wanted to share my thoughts and observations on how society determines your destiny. The book took many forms in my head and on paper as I gathered wisdom, experience, training and education, yet the basic concept always stayed the same.
Later I led personal growth and empowerment workshops and students were asking for a type of manual or workbook to use on their own following the workshop. I decided this was a good time to publish the book with the intention of using it for those attending my workshops and for back-table sales following my speaking engagements. I started working with a copyright editor and life coach who helped motivate me to finally get the book published 30 years later. She told me about the option for self-publishing and steered me toward Vervante. So grateful she did!
Q: What advice would you give for other aspiring authors?
A: Gather people who are best at what you may not be, such as an editor or graphic designer, rather than letting these things hold you back. Great to gather support from those who will motivate and inspire you to follow through, and perhaps even hold you accountable for completing the project.
Q: What do you love about your book?
A: I love that it is published on demand, and that I'm able to buy copies to sell on my own. It means you don't need a ton of money up front or the storage to keep hundreds of books. It also gives people an easy link to purchase and that you can use to promote your product.
About Jennifer and her “Embrace Your Power” book
Jennifer Regular is an inspiring wellness leader who facilitates authentic self-empowerment through inspiration, healing and spiritual wellness strategies. Her book, Embrace Your Power: A Healing Journal of Self-Discovery, is a journaling-style exploration designed to give you an opportunity for deep reflection and connection with your core self to rediscover what you came here to do. It is an opportunity to go within and re-emerge as your True Self. It also offers a soul-nurturing toolkit. As you work through the book, you become more comfortable making choices you know are intuitively right for you and begin to focus on what nurtures, guides and heals you as you tap into your inner knowing and learn to trust yourself again.
Use this journal to align with your heart’s desire. Tune into your innate wisdom as you make the journey into authentic empowerment. This journey is about reconnecting with your true self; nurturing your soul and meeting the need for fulfillment and meaningful engagement. Consider this a pilgrimage of your heart’s true desire that empowers you to reclaim your life and reveal who you truly are.
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:
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 email@example.com or schedule a phone call with our publishing experts by clicking here.
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.