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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing LLC (5 Mar. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1603424776
  • ISBN-13: 978-1603424776
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 1.4 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
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55 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Donna Wilber on 29 July 2010
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This book covers everything you could possibly want to know about selling your handmade crafts, whether at local fairs or online, or both.
It is filled with great advice from the very basics - simple ideas which leave you thinking 'why didn't I think of that?' - to much more complicated stuff like creating a website or a blog (which I did after reading the book and didn't realise how easy it would be).
I can't praise this book enough. I found it really inspiring because lots of the ideas are really easy to put into practice. All you need is a little time and a little effort.
Highly recommended!
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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Lovelylozz on 27 Sept. 2010
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This is a good book about selling your crafts. It is buy an American author, however I am English, and I think it would apply to anybody. Unfortunately, there is a tendancy of the author to focus on blogging and social network sites as a means to sell crafts, (which is ok if thats what you're interested in) but only a small amount related to selling at craft fairs, in shops etc. However, overall a good book with some very useful information.
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62 of 63 people found the following review helpful By G. M. Marcipont on 20 Dec. 2010
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Although this book has a lot of helpful information for crafters I personally was rather disappointed as it is very definately aimed at the USA market place.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Sami on 3 Jan. 2011
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I found this book really useful and inspiring. I read most of it on a long train journey, making notes as i went. The book is written in a very easy-to-read manner- no confusing business-speak or bits that go on for far too long. It is broken up into sections which make a lot of sense- this means that i'm sure it will be easy to dip in and out of as i need to refresh my memory on certain topics. There is also snippets of advice from people who have been there and done it, which is both comforting and useful.
I wouldn't recommend this book for anyone who has set up a business and is well on their way, making profit and marketing happily. It's for people who are thinking about doing it, have just started, or creating things as a hobby and trying to take it further. it is not a simplified book in any way, just aimed more at those just starting out.
Although it is an American book and therefore has american references, meaning the sections on tax and pricing weren't as useful, i wouldnt let this put you off. there is still a lot of relevant info for uk readers too. also, it doesnt refer to one craft, and gives examples in several throughout the book. i am a jewellery maker and found it useful.
I do not regret buying this book, and i would recommend it to anyone who is feeling like they need a bit of advice, or something to sit down and read to clarify what to do and where to go next. it has given me ideas for new goals to set myself, and new ways of going about things that seemed a lot more terrifying beforehand.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By michka on 2 Jan. 2011
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This is a great read for any person thinking of starting (or who has recently started) their own craft business - it is filled with information, ideas and insights on how best to market your product.

Although it is most certainly written for an American audience, most of the information is transferable to people working anywhere in the world. This is because the major focus of the book is on the use of online media such as websites, blogs, online stores and various social media.

If you are interested in moving your business forward by seriously considering growing your online presence, then this book is most definitely for you!
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45 of 48 people found the following review helpful By E. Thouret on 4 Jun. 2010
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I adore this book. I chose this and Craft, Inc (also good) to get some advice about making the most of my Etsy shop. THM is full of brilliant tips that seem so obvious you'll wonder why you didn't think of them.

The book is very up-to-date with information on using social media and marketing strategies as well as the business basics. I particularly liked the sections with input from well-known crafty businesspeople, such as reps from Etsy and Ravelry.

I would definitely recommend this book and have done already to all of my crafty entrepreneur friends!
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44 of 47 people found the following review helpful By emme lou on 18 July 2010
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I stumbled upon this book via a blog and after viewing the sneak peek pages purchased it with excitement! It is by far the best money i have ever spent and is even more inciteful and inspirational than i could have expected. Everything you need to know to set up a craft business,from idea conception to selling online, marketing and sales. I recommend this for any level, from people already selling like myself or someone with a dream. Brilliant resource.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ann Gorman on 26 Jan. 2011
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Haven't read this book cover to cover yet because I have been mostly concentrating on the issues that concern my business and crafts. But so far it seems very informative, lots of practical and up to date advice, but written nicely in a more casual way than a boring business statement manner or a how to guide so much more of an enjoyable read. It covers all aspects of picking your `thing' to sell, how to advertise it, setting up an online shop, for example [...]. It gives good clear advice on running your shop, starting a blog, maintaining a blog, posting comments on blogs etc. It goes in to good detail regarding photo issues and tagging issues, and also gives lots of advice from other artists and crafters the whole way through the book. What I loved about this book was that the different opinions and advice in the books are sometimes wrote in nice block handwriting which breaks up the reading of the book nicely you don't get tired looking or reading different sections of the book as easily I have been picking this book up very regularly since I purchased it. It is most definitely inspiring and a `get up and go' book for starting you off or advancing your online shop, blog and business.
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