Give your readers more of what they want! With postcards (aka cover flats) you can offer readers signed book swag with your full cover art on the front and with your book's complete book blurb on the back along with your author site for easy reader's reference.
In the ever growing world of books, readers are constantly hungry for that extra something special from their favorite authors and books. Postcards are a great way to provide readers with your beautiful cover art for their libraries or collection of book swag! This is a also a well loved option for those that have only ebook releases but want to give readers the joy of having the cover art in their hands all at a very affordable price.
Check out the designs we've already provided authors with below followed by a simple list of things we would need to get started.
Understanding size and Print Options for Postcards:
For the postcard designs there are several sizes available from different online printers. Not all sites provide the below sizes that I've detailed out. Please verify by visiting each site linked here: Gotprint or OverNight Prints or NextDayFlyer or VistaPrint.
By no means are these site the only available print options. If you have another site you wish to use, please be sure to provide this information upon ordering.
Popular Postcard Sizes:
In considering which size to use please consider the size of your book blurb and the amount of information you'd like to include on the design.
Postcards are double sided with the front in full-color design with a full-bleed image for high impact. For the back side of the postcard there are two design options Grayscale or full-color and either choice is included in the single price. Examples of both styles are provided in the portfolio. Note: All postcard sizes are the same price of $15.00
What You Need To Do To Get Started:
Author will need to provide all images and information for the design of card. For full design please provide the following:
Author tagline (if applicable)
Full book blurb
High quality high res (300dpi) cover art
Series number (if applicable)
Series Title (if applicable)
Any author brand or series brand (if applicable)
Specification on whether or not you want space for author signatures
Specification on what design you prefer for the back - Grayscale or full-color
Specification on size of design
size and print site you wish to use for printing
NOTE: Please make sure images are high resolution. If you wish to use your cover art for the back as presented in some of the example images in our portfolio, please double check with your publisher if necessary to make sure your cover art can be cropped.