Sell your Notebooks

I want to become a seller. What do I need to do?

1. Create a custom Moleskine notebook and upload it to your very own artist profile.
2. Sell your notebook using a PayPal account. The fee to the Moleskine Artist Marketplace is 7.5%.
3. Ship the item to the purchaser.

What information must I provide to become a registered artist on the Moleskine Artist Marketplace?

If you're not already a member of the Moleskine community, then the first thing you need to do is register, by simply providing some basic information about yourself.

After that, you'll be able to log in into your private area and start managing your seller information. There's a simple step-by-step guide to help you.

What kind of people can become “Moleskine Artists”?

Artists and creative people who want to use Moleskine notebooks to express their creativity, and are interested in expanding that creativity from the inside of a Moleskine notebook to its cover.

Especially those of you that are already creating do-it-yourself projects with our notebooks and sharing your work online.

Why should artists want to participate in the Moleskine Artist Marketplace?

If you're a frequent user of Moleskine notebooks, there are several reasons why you may want to consider being one of the first artists to contribute to the Moleskine ArtMart:

- the chance to demonstrate and share your creativity around the Moleskine brand;
- the opportunity to link to your personal websites and drive traffic;
- the ability to set the US Dollar price of your customized Moleskine notebooks - including shipping - at whatever level you like. You'll receive almost all of that price for anything you sell on the platform.

What do I have to do to get involved? How does the marketplace work?

Use any Moleskine notebook cover as your canvas to create a one-of-a-kind notebook. All we ask is that you avoid creations that are offensive or involve religious or political expression or illegal activities, to comply with current Moleskine brand policies. Once you have completed your creation, you just register with the Moleskine Artist Marketplace, answer a few questions, and upload the requested photos of your notebook. You can also share links to your own pages or even to a behind-the-scenes video of the making of your creation.

What kind of techniques can be used to create a custom Moleskine notebook?

You can decorate, customize, draw, paint, illustrate, silk-screen, bedazzle, sew, embroider, carve, linocut or recycle in any creative way you like. As long as it's still usable inside and can be mailed to an interested customer somewhere in the world, anything goes.

How do I open a PayPal Account?

Step 1: Open an account here

Step 2: Please note: because of the split payment process, Moleskine artists must be verified users. Data collection for this takes a couple of extra days. There' s more information about this here

How will I receive payment? How will I be invoiced for the Artist Marketplace fees?

You will receive payment of the full selling price from the purchaser. You will then be invoiced for 7.5% of the cost of the notebook (before delivery or taxes) to cover Moleskine's fee for the Artist Marketplace.

My PayPal account is not able to receive payments in my country. What can I do?

At this time we are only accepting payment between artists and buyers via PayPal within their terms of service.

How should I price my notebooks?

We suggest the following formula:
Price of Moleskine notebook + materials purchased + value of artist’s time and ideas + estimated shipping cost = suggested cost. Remember there is a 7.5% fee allocated to the Moleskine Artist Marketplace via PayPal's split-payment structure. In addition, you may want to include sales tax.

How do I estimate my shipping costs?

Shipping costs should be based on the country where the artist resides. Here are links to estimate shipping costs for selected regions. Remember you can sell or purchase from anywhere as long as there is agreement between the seller and the purchaser.

Should I charge sales tax?

As long as you are an individual, non-professional seller, you are not required to include sales tax.

Where can I see my order history?

You'll find your order history in your PayPal profile.

Is there a fee to participate in the Moleskine Artist Marketplace?

Moleskine charges a fee of 7.5% of the total sale price on each sale. Fees charged by PayPal are separate.

How do the fees actually work?

When you make a sale on the Moleskine Artist Marketplace you will be charged 7.5% fee of the total sale price. This percentage is calculated on the basic price, not including shipping costs or any taxes.

The PayPal fee is automatically managed by PayPal and is variable. There's more information about this here.

Currency Conversion

Currency conversion will be automatically managed by PayPal during the checkout process.

Can I sell outside of the US?

Yes, if you can ensure shipping and estimate shipping costs, and if PayPal is offered in the country or countries you wish to sell to.

Can I create multiples of the same notebook? Does each notebook have to be one of a kind?

The same design may be used more than once, but each notebook must be made individually, by hand. So you need to upload a new set of pictures each time.

How many notebooks can I upload?

As many as you like, as long as they are uploaded individually. (If you are selling your notebooks as a collection, then they can be uploaded as a group.)

Are there restrictions on published content? For what reasons can Moleskine delete my upload?

Please act in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Do not use copyright or intellectual property that is not your own, including infringement on likenesses of people and the Moleskine trademark.

Avoid creations that are offensive or involve religious or political expression or illegal activities. Avoid weapons, tobacco and pornography. Avoid topics that encourage environmental damage, corruption or discrimination on the basis of race, gender, political belief or religious creed.

How can I manage my personal profile?

Once you have created your artist page, you can access it using your password in order to manage and update your profile.

Once I create my artist profile how can I make changes?

Simply log on to your profile using your password.

Will my profile be on public display (e.g. via search engines)?

You can make your profile visible to the public via search engines if you want to. Just follow the step-by-step guide in the reserved area.

How can I promote my custom Moleskine notebooks on the Artist Marketplace?

There are various ways of doing this. For example, you could display the unique URL for your artist profile page in your online communications (e.g. blog, stores, social media). Or how about stimulating social media activity through the Artist Marketplace or via your own assets?

I have a question that is not answered here. How can I contact Moleskine customer service?

Please write to, and remember to put “ArtMart" in the subject line.