I often receive questions about where to get author swag (promotional author and book items), so decided to list the resources that I know are popular with authors below. Please note I do not endorse any of these sites, I just know that authors have used these. I cannot vouch for their quality. How does it work? Most of these sites avertise products and to get the design on the product there are the options of the author (1) uploading a print-ready design, (2) using an online template they provide to upload an image and then create the design online or (3) contacting the company’s own designers for help. Many ebook cover designers like myself are ready to help create the first option – a print-ready design for upload. You then have to select the quantity, delivery method and other details and place the order with them. Ordering the product is your responsibility and is not included in the designer’s price. The designer simply designs the image that will be used in a file format that is appropriate for upload. Usually these companies are very fast and you will have your order within a couple of days.
Here are some of the popular sites to use to get swag:
- Vistaprint: Vistaprint offers a wide variety of customizable promotional products, including bookmarks, business cards, postcards, flyers, and more. They also offer design templates to help you get started.
- 4imprint: 4imprint offers a range of promotional products, including pens, mugs, keychains, and tote bags, as well as custom apparel. They also offer free samples and a price-matching guarantee.
- Zazzle: Zazzle allows you to design your own custom promotional products, including bookmarks, stickers, buttons, and more. They also offer a range of pre-designed templates to choose from.
- MOO: MOO offers a range of high-quality promotional products, including business cards, postcards, stickers, and more. They also offer design services and free sample packs.
- Sticker Mule: Sticker Mule specializes in custom stickers, as well as other promotional products like buttons, magnets, and coasters. They offer a 4-day turnaround time and a satisfaction guarantee.
- NextDayFlyers: NextDayFlyers offers a range of promotional products, including bookmarks, flyers, brochures, and more. They also offer design services and a price-matching guarantee.
Here are the links to these popular sites:
- Vistaprint: https://www.vistaprint.com/marketing-materials/bookmarks
- 4imprint: https://www.4imprint.com/tag/88/bookmarks
- Zazzle: https://www.zazzle.com/custom/bookmarks
- MOO: https://www.moo.com/us/products/promotional-products.html
- Sticker Mule: https://www.stickermule.com/custom-promo
- NextDayFlyers: https://www.nextdayflyers.com/promotional-products/bookmarks/