The Card Deck Course
Live with Lindsey Smith, co-founder of Get It Done.
Card decks are IN.
Increasing in popularity with both readers and publishers alike, card decks now range from traditional tarot and inspirational oracle to decks on the perfect-cheese-board creation and dogs giving encouraging pep talks. (Yes, there is a card deck for everything!) Card decks are the perfect tool for learning and self-exploration—in a fun, accessible package.
Whether you are ready to self-publish your own card deck or are curious about seeking a traditional publishing deal, this course breaks down each path for you, step by step.
Registration for the Summer 2023 session is closed. Join the waitlist below.
I felt supported the entire way.
"I came into this course knowing so little about how to publish a card deck. The course provided all the resources to get started and a tremendously helpful guide to the process, including options for both traditional and self-publishing paths. Plus, Lindsey's enthusiasm and in-depth knowledge about all things publishing was infused throughout. I felt supported the entire way."
- Lori L. Cangilla, The Reluctant Journaler’s Deck: Inspiration and Prompts for the Real World
Choose the best publishing path for you.
Excited to move forward with self-publishing? We’ve got the templates, tools, and resources you need to make it happen.
Pitching your card deck to publishers feels more like your speed? Here’s where you’ll find a fill-in-the-blank proposal template, query letter, and a full list of publishers to pitch.
Not sure which path is best for you? Start with the one that feels most exciting. Should you decide to change directions later on, you’ll have everything you need to make the switch.
Within a couple weeks of completing the course, my deck concepts were already being pitched to publishers!
"The Card Deck Course really demystified a process that felt so daunting and overwhelming. With a simple, step-by-step approach (and all the juicy materials included), I always knew what task to complete next—which is helpful if you struggle with anxiety and perfectionism. I also appreciate that both traditional publishing and self-publishing routes were shared, and even how to incorporate a mix of both. Within a couple weeks of completing the course, my deck concepts were already being pitched to publishers!"
- Delanie Fischer
We teach you both paths to publishing a card deck - self-publishing or traditional publishing.
This is your opportunity to interact live with Lindsey and get personalized feedback from the Get It Done team.
Enrollment is limited to allow for the intimacy of a small-group experience.
Course materials are yours to keep forever.
Participate online from anywhere in the world.
It's an invaluable resource beyond teaching, offering practical tools, feedback, and encouragement.
"I highly recommend the Get It Done Card Deck course to anyone interested in creating their own card deck, whether the self-publishing or traditional publishing route. It's an invaluable resource beyond teaching, offering practical tools, feedback, and encouragement. Thank you for this wonderful learning experience!"
- Amy Truong
The Get It Done team goes all in to set you up for success.
"The Card Deck Course is so much fun! It's packed with everything you need to create any type of card deck - tarot, oracle, educational, etc. It includes templates, helpful scripts and insights for approaching publishers, self-publishing tips, vetted printing resources, and more. The Get It Done team goes all in to set you up for success. If creating a card deck is something you'd like to do now or in the future, take this course!"
- Lindsay Mann, The Clarity Deck
With either path, you will learn how to:
Choose a topic and an idea. “What makes an idea sellable?”
Outline and write your card deck. “Should I include a guidebook? Yes or no?”
Market your card deck. “Who will buy my deck and where do I sell it?”
And so much more.
In the self-publishing path, you will get tools and resources, including:
Printing choices: Explore and decide the best printing option for you. From print-on-demand services to overseas printing, we cover it all—complete with printers we have actually used and recommend.
Templates: Ready to go, so you can start designing your own deck immediately. Standard card deck sizes (Tarot, Oversized Tarot, Square, Trump, and Poker) are available for use in Canva, and InDesign.
A guide to working with designers and illustrators: Find recommended resources, sample agreements, and more!
Selling Must-Haves: Want to get your deck on Amazon? Make it available wholesale? Learn all your options.
In the traditional publishing path, you’ll be ready to pitch with a:
Proposal template: Whether you are solely an author or an author/illustrator combo, this proposal has you covered. (And, yes, you can submit a card deck proposal without attached art!)
Query letter template: Ready to fill in, so you don’t forget any important information or details.
List of publishers that don’t require a literary agent: Once your proposal is ready, here are 10 card deck publishers to submit to immediately!
The Card Deck Course is a game-changer.
"The Card Deck Course is a game-changer. It's packed with resources for turning your crazy card dream into a reality. Lindsey and her incredible team truly care about your success. I was blown away by the level of support I received—totally recommend!"
- Robbyn Layne McGill, The Messy, Magical Muse Deck
Lindsey Smith is a literary agent, as well as a co-founder of Get It Done and One Idea Press. She knows the ins and outs of both self-publishing a card deck and pitching one to a publisher, as she has successfully done both.
Her card decks include: Pup Talks, The Tiny Bit Better Deck, and The Queen of Stones Deck, plus several soon-to-be-released decks with both publishers and self-published authors.