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eBook: How to easily Report Your Stolen Zazzle Designs to Amazon.com by Christine aka stine1

eBook: How to easily Report Your Stolen Zazzle Designs to Amazon.com by Christine aka stine1

Are you a designer on Zazzle, Society6, Cafepress, Design by Humans or any other print on demand shops and a victim of blatant (often Chinese) copycats who sell cheap items with your original designs on Amazon.com? Many of us are affected – if not most! It happens with our most popular designs and our least popular designs alike. Anyone can be their victim and Amazon does little to help us.
Society6 and Cafepress do nothing to help us either. As far as I know, Zazzle is the only print-on-demand website that really cares and tries to help their designers with more than useless watermarks. They have understood that these cheap (and I mean CHEAP in both quality and price) copies also hurt Zazzle’s reputation and earnings. We are not alone in this battle! Zazzle has even managed to make the process of reporting copied designs a bit easier for us, there is no need to repeatedly fill out Amazon.com’s online form over and over again.
I am writing this manual on how to find unwanted copies, how to easily report those copies and what else there is to do so that you can fight back. Be warned, it will be tedious and annoying – even with an easy process like this. You might even cry because it seems to be impossible to solve this but do remember: The worst is to not even try it!

Buy it on Smashwords in all kinds of formats (even PDF!) or directly on Amazon.com.

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Having been accepted to Amazon Merch to sell t-shirt designs on Amazon’s own Marketplace has been pretty challenging for me since I do not consider myself a designer and have no skills in software. Even GIMP is too complicated for me, Photoshop is something I will never even begin to grasp.

But for Amazon Merch and the biggest marketplace in the western world, you NEED png files with 4500 x 5400 px or else they will not even upload your graphics. What to do? I tried to find something as easy as possible to create designs in no time with my photos and I also wanted to find something that lets me add text to it since typography is a huge trend you should not miss.

I love Summer T-Shirt by Christine aka stine1 - image created with Fotor.com

I love Summer T-Shirt by Christine aka stine1 – image created with Fotor.com

That’s where I came across Fotor.com which seems to fulfill all my needs: You can add funny stickers, a transparent background or any image/photo you want plus great fonts to add stylish text. There is a very comprehensive free version of it that is everything you need in the beginning.

I am thinking about compiling an ebook about how to effectively use Fotor’s service to create t-shirts for Amazon Merch, would that be of interest to you?

Please let me know, I am still undecided 🙂

May I present: My first design that it sold exclusively on Amazon Marketplace as of today:

Golden Seattle Skyline T-Shirt by Christine aka stine1

Golden Seattle Skyline T-Shirt by Christine aka stine1 on Amazon.com

Golden Seattle Skyline T-Shirt by Christine aka stine1 on Amazon.com

I have not yet uploaded this colorful design to any other print on demand website, so it will stay exclusive for a little while. It features Seattle Skyline digital art with golden and red hues, featuring the famous Space Needle and Downtown skyscapers of Washington’s popular city.

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