Following on from another persons post (I dont want to steal their thread) has anyone tried going large and instead of selling images to really big companies (such as say Hallmark) actually started their own smaller company selling to card shops etc? I dont mean the odd dozen locally, I mean on a more mass produced scale of thousands. I presume the competition would be quite intense? I remember there was (still is?) a photographer in Lyme Regis who had 2 shops entirely stocked with his animal images etc and the last time I went some years back, seemed to be doing a busy trade. I just assumed they sold across the country as well, as it looked a professional set up. I am curious what the chances of success would be, if financial backing were available?