Win 10 copies of Thread’s Not Dead eBook

Go Media's Jeff Finley put together a great ebook containing all the info he gathered through the years for designers to dominate the apparel industry.

The eBook is called Thread's Not Dead and features contributions from the people behind Go Media, Emptees, Threadless, Design by Humans, Big Cartel, I Am the Trend, Jakprints, Glamour Kills among others.

Inside the eBook you'll find 10 chapters with 117 pages of essential strategy pulled from the success and failures of some of the best in the biz.

Key topics include design, freelancing, band merchandise, personal branding, marketing, sales, printing and production, retail, e-commerce, and more.

One week from today, we'll be giving away 10 copies of these eBooks to some lucky winners here on WDD.

Here's some more information about the author:

Jeff Finley is a designer and co-owner of Go Media. An Ohio native, he has a background in illustration and cg animation and has a passion for business, marketing, social media, and building communities around brands.

He's been designing professionally since 2004 and got his start working with punk rock bands and indie clothing brands. Jeff was one of the original members of the t-shirt design community Emptees and won t-shirt of the year in 2007.

In addition to designing shirts for major label bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, and even Britney Spears, he has designed and consulted with several indie apparel brands like Declaration, Disciple, Cure Apparel, Paint the Stars and more.  He's also founder of Weapons of Mass Creation Fest, a grassroots art, design, and music event in Cleveland.


  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 4
  • Chapter 5
  • Chapter 6
  • Chapter 7
  • Chapter 8
  • Chapter 9
  • Chapter 10
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Visit ThreadsNotDead to download a sample chapter and for more information about the eBook

To participate, please leave a comment below. We'll announce the results here on WDD on May 25th. All winners will also be emailed to.

Good luck to everyone!


[UPDATE] The winners are:

#92 - Jaiden
#192 - Rick J.
#10 - Mary
#5 - Robert Reda
#62 - Mijavera
#160 - Constantin Hochwald
#16 - Nenad Kostić
#148 - Billy Springer
#136 - Rob
#47 - Jenn

  • http://twitter.com/Mathooss Mathijs Vissers

    I’ve been watching this guys work for quite some time, would love to have this book!

  • http://twitter.com/Superdwayne Dwayne Marshall

    This would make a fine edition to my life.

  • http://twitter.com/RobertReda Robert Reda

    It’s a really good book!!!
    p.s. you wrote “We’ll announce the results here on WDD on May 15th.”, I guess you meant “on June 15th” because the 15th of May is 3 days ago. :p
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com Walter

      That was a typo, sorry. It’s been corrected to May 25th, which is 1 week from today.

  • http://twitter.com/ReesheDesigns Rishi Luchun

     hey why not?!

  • http://twitter.com/melmaidman Melissa Arandia

    I’d love to win this one! :)

  • http://pablolarah.cl pablolarah

     Count me in! 

  • http://twitter.com/MateToth90 Mate Toth

     Always wanted to learn these techniques. I’m in!

  • http://twitter.com/alexsinov Alex Sinov

    So I’m guessing it’s June the 15’th or May the 25’th, right? :D
    Anyways, sounds like a great book!

    • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com Walter

      Yeah, May 25th is correct – sorry about the typo.

  • http://twitter.com/Nesha8x8 Nenad Kostić

    I would love to have this book!

  • http://twitter.com/nijumohan Niju Mohan

     I am trying my luck…

  • Lexy Correia

    This would be PERFECT right now! My husband has designed a few really bad-ass shirts for clients and would like to branch out further.

  • http://twitter.com/randyyy Randy M. H.

    I absolutely enjoy Jeff Finley’s work as I have bought some of his video tutorials before.
    Would love a free copy of Thread’s Not Dead.

  • Anonymous

    I took a closer look at this book and would love to snag a copy of it

  • http://twitter.com/macodesign Matej Sabol

     Count with me too :)

  • http://twitter.com/iZabotin Igor Zabotin

    I wish good luck to everybody and for myself also! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500575834 Mandi Stewart

     Would love this information and to share with my sister-in-law who does t-shirts!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500575834 Mandi Stewart

     Would love this information and to share with my sister-in-law who does t-shirts!

  • http://twitter.com/tryonandon tryonandon

    Hope to be in time for this giveaway! 

  • http://twitter.com/Krutznik Anatol Rudolph

    I’d love to give this book a read! Thanks for sharing :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UFYKSFZOHBSWLWGI2M27MK4GSY Aysun

     Great, I always wanted to go for T-shirt bussiness !

  • Andrew Gorokhov

     I’d love to win this book

  • http://twitter.com/JCampbell51 Josh Campbell

    Sounds like a great book! 

  • Henrik Röschmann

    Sweet child of mine

  • http://twitter.com/eyesocketnet Eyesocket.net, Inc.

     Sounds like a good book with valuable info!

  • Patrick LeJeune

    I’m definitely interested!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=660677321 Anonymous

     This looks like a great ebook!

  • http://twitter.com/blaiservincz blaise vincz

     Pick me, pick me! Long live thread! 

  • http://twitter.com/manakmichal Michal Maňák

    It must be very interesting book. I downloaded the preview as one chapter and i would like to get this book at full.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brianmays Brian Mays

    Looks like an interesting book. I’ll give it a shot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brianmays Brian Mays

    Looks like an interesting book. I’ll give it a shot.

  • http://twitter.com/manakmichal Michal Maňák

    It must be very interesting book. I downloaded the preview as one chapter and i would like to get this book at full.

  • http://twitter.com/digitalbc Bryan Clark

     My Wife and I would love to check out this book! Thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/gealion gealion

     Got to get this. 

  • Anonymous

    I really want it! Count me in too! :)

  • http://twitter.com/TimothyWhalin Timothy Whalin

     Would love a copy of the book! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  • http://www.facebook.com/santhicb Santhiago Cavalcanti

     Wow! It seems really like a great book! I want one (:

  • http://www.facebook.com/santhicb Santhiago Cavalcanti

     Wow! It seems really like a great book! I want one (:

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UIGJDGDTZO4I6XRK5JETFRIRZ4 Learning

     good luck to myself, lol.

  • Emmanuel Baako

     Definitely interested in this book.

  • Sharon Wall

    This looks like a wonderful book. Thanks, WDD! Yours is hands-down the most valuable website I visit!

  • Anonymous

    Good luck everyone – looks like a decent purchase too

  • http://twitter.com/creativemachine Lucy Tyler

     ooh free ebook! yes please :)

  • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com Walter

    Yes, there was a typo in the end date. It’s been corrected to May 25th which is 1 week from today.

  • http://twitter.com/_JohnBeatty_ John Beatty

    Would be kool to win a copy of this book!

  • http://twitter.com/carolyn87 Carolyn Fertig

    I want one! It looks great!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mungioli Anthony Mungioli

    Just gave the free chapter a go… good stuff.

  • http://twitter.com/RobPerryDesign Rob Perry

    Nice! Would love a copy of Thread’s Not Dead.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joel-Cook/1307494409 Joel Cook

    amazing book, cant wait to read it! 

  • http://twitter.com/cmdiggs Chris Diggs

     Simply put, I want one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MANEYESEE David John

    i had JEff dESIGN  a T-SHIRT logo for MY old band MODIFIED AMERICAN ZERO..he did a killer jOB..and it got me into more logo and flyer designs..now all i need is the new IMAC…:)

  • http://www.facebook.com/MANEYESEE David John

    i had JEFF design a LOGO for my old band MODIFIED AMERICAN ZERO a couple years ago…he did a killer JOB!.. it really inspired me to get back into GRAPHIC DESIGN..all i need is E-BOOK and a new IMAC…Oh and PLENTY of vECTOR SETS from GO MEDIA!!

  • http://twitter.com/danmois Daniel Mois

    Love to take a look into his knowledge and experience!

  • http://twitter.com/wilhelmr WilhelmR

    Count me in! Looks like a great book for those of us (still) working on phisical stuff :)

    (you really don’t know how bad you want the book until you see that you missed* the contest and said “oh sh*t out loud at the office… nice to see it was just a typo lol)

  • http://www.facebook.com/MANEYESEE David John

    oh ! so i posted twice and look like a dumB A$$! AHAHA 

  • http://www.facebook.com/MANEYESEE David John

    oh ! so i posted twice and look like a dumB A$$! AHAHA 

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff Finley

     Hey Rafael, Jeff the author here.  The book is for the apparel industry, but it’s very business focused. There’s lots of talk about promotion, marketing, branding, etc. That could apply to all businesses there.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff Finley

     Hey Rafael, Jeff the author here.  The book is for the apparel industry, but it’s very business focused. There’s lots of talk about promotion, marketing, branding, etc. That could apply to all businesses there.

  • http://twitter.com/21sheeps Robert Hoppe

     yey

  • http://twitter.com/21sheeps Robert Hoppe

     yey

  • http://twitter.com/rebzmedia Chris Johnson

    I’d love to have a copy of this!

  • http://twitter.com/Inspirationf Igor Ovsyannykov

     This would be such a useful resources! Sign me up!

  • Brian Yohn

    Great topic, would love to get a copy!

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.severns Daniel Severns

     Got to meet Jeff this past weekend. Awesome guy and amazing work!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Manuel-Cheta/683694517 Manuel Cheta

     Hi, I want one too. I’m a freelancer and I must have one :D

  • http://twitter.com/austinknight Austin Knight

    T shirt design is pretty fun, I screen print on the side as a hobby; Probably a nice read :)

  • http://twitter.com/mathewhoughton Mathew Houghton

    Its got me interested, fingers crossed :)

  • Anonymous

     Why would i want 10 copies of an ebook?
    I would like 1 though :)

  • Anna Abovyan

     looks interesting!

  • http://www.lastres0rt.com Rachel Keslensky – Last Res0rt

    Yes Please! 

  • Stefan Estrada

    #WIN LIKE! [: 

  • Martijn winters

    Looks nice, i want one!

  • Nik Scarlett

    Would love to get my grubby mitts on this!

  • http://www.facebook.com/misanthropypure Jose Solano

    what everyone said

  • http://twitter.com/Circuscat Joanne Mackellar

     I need one of these books!

  • http://the.mindcircus.biz Andrei Barburas

    I would love to know Jeff’s take on tees in 50 years.. Apparently in all the futuristic movies we all have the same outfit (which is boring and it sucks). 

    Maybe I can get an idea by reading his book :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=721891850 Tineke Timmerman

    Lets prove Threads not Dead: let’s start 1 (Reply) :-)
    My most favorite T-Shirt = …………

  • http://twitter.com/Dactrtr Dactrtr

     Great, i read the first chapter (it’s FREE) and it look awesome, greetings from chile :D

  • http://twitter.com/Manu_carrion Manuel_molusco

     I want a copy of that marvelous piece of book!!!!

    AWESOME :D

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B3UTTP2SAYNIIZKFPEQBWUV7LM T

     definitely into it!

  • http://twitter.com/ferjmc fernando castro

    i really want to have this book… 

  • http://twitter.com/tjefford Tyler Jefford

     I would love to get this book!

  • http://twitter.com/astanuga Alexander Stanuga

     Keen for a book for sure!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1040052363 Riley Masanuga

     Me me me

  • http://twitter.com/wancornelius Irwan Cornelius

     Since I was young, I’ve always wanted to run a T-shirt business. This book will help me get one step closer to my childhood dream

  • http://jakker.pip.verisignlabs.com/ Blake

    Finley rocks! 

  • http://twitter.com/Bardty Roman Salnikov

     I really wanna win one of them for my design studio!

  • http://twitter.com/TheRealDToc D-Toc (Roman Vávra)

    Greetings from the Czech Republic :) This book is really something! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/constantin.hochwald Constantin Hochwald

    Oh! That’s relevant to my interests!
     

  • Duarte Nunes

    chocolates and threads!

  • Jennifer Breuss

     I would love to win a copy of this!  Thanks!

  • http://twitter.com/anythinggraphic Kevin Donnigan

     Sweet!

  • Cynthia

     enter me in the drawing!

  • http://elleburst.tumblr.com Jenelle B

    I’d love to be one of the lucky 10 :) Great giveaway

  • http://www.facebook.com/light.espedido Mark Louie Espedido

    I’m a web designer and a t-shirt printer. I would love to have this ebook!

  • http://twitter.com/DerXN Felix Schneider

    This is realy awesome. I think all of us have been thinking about making an own t-shirt with style. This book is ….. i simply want to read it! Great Job Jeff!!!!

    Greetz,
    Felix.

  • http://www.facebook.com/roberto.garciadelrio Roberto Garcia del Rio

    Uooo I love the theme of the book! is a good reference for designers interested in marketing and fashion design. I wanted to create a clothing brand but is still in testing phase ahaha. Sorry for my English is not very long:) ✁ ——— I want to win a copy!————-

  • tgarrey

     I love this giveaway! I hope to have a bit of luck :)Thanks WDD.

  • #WordsRimportant

    You guys are my idols, LOVE your work!! I would be ecstatic to win this book, thanks for the opportunity. 

  • Thiago Portella

    Wow, i would love to win this!

  • g3niuz

     greeeat…
    i want this book

  • http://www.facebook.com/zethes Luis Garcia Diaz

     Want one pls

  • Katie

    Looks awesome, would love to win it!!

  • Eric Crookes

    Looks like it could be an informative read, been contemplating getting more involved with shirt design for quite a while.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mmauro Mauro Macchiaroli

    i wanna  win

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1071038145 Nelita Paz

    very interesting count me in! 

  • http://twitter.com/eLfantasia Mary Jane Cabal

     Seriously, I want a copy..

  • Kristie

    Looks like a very interesting and inspiring read. I hope I win!

  • http://twitter.com/JoeyImpoza Joey Roberts

     Give the book a function and let me have it, to repeatedly read it out loud in any public tranportation!

  • http://www.facebook.com/StellaDave Dave Simpson

    Just started readin it and already it looks invaluable! If I don’t win it I’ll be buying it soon!

  • supaguru

    tee lover over here :D
    please ? :)

  • Edgar Baptista

    Great book! 

  • Zack

    This book would be awesome to have! Especially for free!

  • http://twitter.com/Inspirationf Igor Ovsyannykov

    Great giveaway!

  • http://twitter.com/Inspirationf Igor Ovsyannykov

    Can I still enter? This book would help me so much!

  • Vincent Bello

    I’m extremely interested in this book but $50 is kind of steep for an ebook. I hope I win!