Are you a photographer, painter, or illustrator wanting to publish your work? Do you enjoy good design and feel like sharing your creativity while at the same time not wanting to take any financial risks nor taking care of production and sales?
We’ve got something for you then: CALVENDO enables you to “share creativity“ and turn your original ideas into printed calendars and poster books (we call the latter “Flipart“). We are the first publishing house for self-publishers providing creative talents with the opportunity to not only publish their calendars and poster books using their own photos, graphic art and writing but also to sell them nationally and internationally. We have set up an interface with the book retail sector, meaning your products will be sold online and in book shops.
And here comes the good bit: Using the CALVENDO platform to create your calendars doesn’t cost you anything, however, you’ll receive a share of the sales starting at 10% or 15%, depending on the calendar size you choose. This share can go up to 30%. Calendars are ordered by high street bookstores and online sellers such as Amazon but also by other national and international sales partners. And if you like, you can also order your calenders or poster books yourself.
The CALVENDO community, which was set up in Germany in 2012, creates the largest and most diverse range of calendars worldwide. The creative imagination of our self-publishers determines our publishing programme – and you can be part of it.
Here’s how it works:
Register free of charge on www.betatest.calvendo.com, upload your photos, graphic art or writing using our online editor and create your calenders or poster books. Based on a minimum price, the sales price is set by you. All rights, such as copyright to your photos or other content, remain with you. To ensure the quality of the products we sell under our CALVENDO brand, all calendars created have to be submitted to a jury who checks that everything is fit for print. Once your calendar is approved for publication, it is assigned an ISBN and, within days, available to be ordered on Amazon and other online platforms as well as at your local book shop. As soon as orders are received, calendars and poster books are produced via print-on-demand and shipped.
In a nutshell: You take care of creating something nice with your photos and other content, we organise production and printing, assign ISBNs, handle distribution and make sure that you get paid and receive the share of your sales. All at no cost for you.
Join us and benefit from our experience – we look forward to welcoming you to our CALVENDO community!
CALVENDO is a company of the Cornelsen publishing group which is one of the leading publishers in German-speaking countries, generating yearly sales of EUR 450 million. More than 3,000 employees develop, design and sell content offers that focus on education and learning. Cornelsen’s publishing programme includes 23,000 titles, and the company is also one of the major calendar publishers in Germany, selling them under the Heye, Weingarten and Harenberg brands.