Amazon has a book for everything. Seriously. So if you’re looking to start your own t-shirt brand and business, then you could start by reading a few of these books (I’m guessing your local library might not carry most of these.).

The T-Shirt Revolution: Building Your Business Using a Digital Apparel Printer by Chase Roh Ph.D. and David A. LaVita

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This book is about decorative apparel printing by digital press. The $22-billion garment printing business is going through a rapid change thanks to the exciting new digital technology. The authors give a comprehensive overview of the industry’s past, present and future, and explain how to adopt the new technology and profit from it. Garment decorators and entrepreneurs alike will benefit enormously by taking advantage of the new digital printers, a.k.a. T-shirt Printers.
The authors are twenty-year veterans of the industry and experts in inkjet technology. They introduced the digital revolution to the sign and screen printing industry nearly a quarter-century ago. Now they are leading the way in digitally transforming the apparel textile printing process. This book is a comprehensive and indispensable reference guide for anyone considering digital garment decoration.

T-shirt Profits: Start a t-shirt business – The complete guide to starting and running a successful t-shirt company by Andreea Ayers

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If you want to start a shirt business, this guide is for you! Written by an entrepreneur who started and ran a t-shirt company for four years, this guide on how to start a shirt business has everything you need to know to not only get started, but also to grow your t-shirt business.

T-shirt Profits shows you everything you need to know about starting your own t-shirt company from the ground up. In this guide you will:
– Discover exactly why this industry is currently on fire and how you can benefit from it
– Discover how to define your niche and profit from it
– Find out how much time you need to devote to your t-shirt company
– Discover critical elements to help you get your business off the ground in no time!
– Learn when to design yourself or when to hire someone else
– Learn how to set up your business structure the right way for unlimited success
– Find out where to get money to start your business
– Learn all about the t-shirt production process and how to find a manufacturer…

T-shirt Design Profits – How To Design, Launch, Sell and Market your T-shirt Brand Online In 30 Days or Less! by Anastasia Kotis

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Want to Launch Your T-shirt Brand Online in 30 Days or Less?
Get the latest and greatest resources and secrets from the T-shirt Industry without getting stressed out from an information overload. Save time researching and asking too many questions or the wrong questions. All the answers are here ready for you to access.
Yes this really works. Anastasia Kotis’ breakthrough guide does show you how to launch your T-shirt Brand in 30 days or less. Whether designing, selling or marketing your brand, the secret to how to succeed is all here using resources and information available to you now at your fingertips.
Armed with this guide, readers will learn how to establish a target market, t-shirt design, branding, printing techniques, trade shows, dealing with retailers, costs and profit margins, e-commerce, copyright, advertising, SEO and much more!

Here is a snapshot of what you will find in this book.
– The TOP 10 mistakes to avoid when starting a T-shirt business
– The Easiest way to find a Target Market for your brand
– Launch Online with NO start up Capital
– The Best Design Resources available to you now
– How to stay ahead of the game with the latest Trends
– A complete guide to T-shirt Printing Techniques
– T-shirt breakdown costs and making Profits
– Creating an Online Store in just 10 Minutes
– Create your very own detailed Sales Plan…

How to Print T-Shirts for Fun and Profit by Scott O. Fresener

Here is a brand new edition of the #1 reference book for anyone wanting to print T-shirts and decorated garments. The book is geared toward start-up businesses and existing printing companies needing a technical and business reference guide. How to Print T-Shirts for Fun and Profit covers all the details of screen printing, heat applied graphics and inkjet printing images onto garments. It features updated sections on computer graphics, screen making, inks, and important sections on the business, marketing and selling garments. Other topics include printing on nylon jackets, baseball caps, towels and other imprintables, and printing with special effects inks, such as glitter, glow-in-the-dark, foil and more. The book also contains plans for building inexpensive equipment along with dozens of forms and wall charts, as well as a complete suppliers resource directory. How to Print T-Shirts for Fun and Profit will even help you set up your own shop! Long known as the bible of the T-shirt industry, How to Print T-Shirts for Fun and Profit has sold over 150,000 copies since its first edition in 1979.

How to Set Up a T-Shirt Business by Bonney Vallance

How to Set Up a T-Shirt Business: Start Up Tips to Boost Your T-Shirt Business Successis a simple and easy-to-apply book in which you’ll learn the essential first steps to take to start your business, including…
Starting Your T-Shirt Business: An Overview
Naming Your T-Shirt Business
Drawing Up a Business Plan
Calculating Your Start-up Costs
How to Obtain Small Business Grants
Getting Insurance for Your T-Shirt Business
How to Trademark Your T-Shirt Business Name and Logo…

How NOT To Start A T-Shirt Company by Justin Mermelstein

How NOT To Start A T-Shirt Company is a short and sweet, first person account of a gigantic business failure. Learn from the pitfalls of someone who did everything completely wrong and lived to talk about it. You’ll learn the 10 rules of NO which include everything from marketing, web design, financing, and everything else necessary to avoid failing miserably.

This book is the first place to start if you’re thinking of opening your own t-shirt business. And if you’d like to laugh at someone else’s misery while doing so.

This book is priced much lower than most of the other t-shirt related e-books on Amazon. You don’t need to have your wallet gouged just to receive a little information that will make your life and job easier. Please enjoy!

Launch a Kick-Ass T-Shirt Brand by T-Shirt Magazine

Whether you’ve already started a t-shirt brand or are just an aspiring t-shirt entrepreneur with a dream, the clothing industry can be one of the toughest to break into. LAUNCH A KICK-ASS T-SHIRT BRAND is the perfect hand-book if you’re looking to build a successful t-shirt brand. From valuable advice to specific examples and anecdotes from successful t-shirt entrepreneurs, this 200+ page guide is packed with priceless information that can help your dreams of running a profitable t-shirt brand come true.

What books have you stumbled on that should be included on our list?

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