I’m a big fan of automatic income, so I was excited to learn about CardsInk, a sort of Threadless-type site for greeting cards. The web site made it seem so easy. Submit a design, get votes, get paid. I thought I would submit my Tanks design, so late this afternoon I signed up for an account.
I was dismayed to read in the user agreement, however (ALWAYS read the user agreement, even if it’s long), that if you submit a card design, CardsInk owns the license to it, exclusively, forever. They only pay $100 for … Read more »
I was approached my someone who wanted to talk to me about licensing my work. I was a little skeptical since I’ve never been approached with an offer like that and I wouldn’t know where to begin to look up the legitimacy of a licensing company. Would you have any tips or advice for a newby starting out that would be interested in licensing their work? I would hate to get involved in something that would not be in my best interest or in the interest of my work.
I’ve only ever licensed my work to other small businesses, so I … Read more »
If you’re up on the news in the indie craft world, you’ve probably heard about the “Spoonflower Scandal” in which a member of the site uploaded a fabric design to her account that was actually drawn by Yasmine Surovec of A Print A Day. This design won their “Fabric of the Week” contest and was put up on the Spoonflower Etsy page before a Print A Day fan brought it to Yasmine’s attention and it was taken down.
In my opinion, everyone in this situation acted less-than-graciously, except for Yasmine … Read more »