Today, I have the pleasure of being a part of Ellen Luckett Baker’s book blog tour for her book 1, 2, 3 Sew. I have known Ellen for only a couple of months now, but what I know about her already is that she is an incredibly sweet woman and an even more amazing craftswoman. I decided to interview Ellen for a fun little podcast (you know how I love podcasts these days) about something that I thought you would be dying to know about…
And that is: the how-tos for getting a book published! If you are in the craft world and have been dying to get you work published, Ellen’s going to tell you exactly how she did it (and of course, how you can do it too).
This is a must listen to podcast for anyone thinking about trying to get a (craft related) book published in the future.
Here’s more about Ellen’s new book 1, 2, 3 Sew before we jump into the interview: The book was recently released through Chronicle Books and features 33 delightful projects ranging from clothing to décor and accessories. 1, 2, 3 Sew is not only filled with beautiful photographs of each project and simple step-by-step instructions, it also comes complete with 12 patterns (tucked neatly into an enclosed envelope inside- like an added treasure). This book is a fantastic resource for sewers at any stage.
And for your reference, before I get into the podcast details, here are the last four stops on the 1, 2, 3 Sew blog tour (so you can keep following the book after today’s stop): July 21– House on Hill Road & Coquette and July 22– Bolt Neighborhood & True Up
Here’s what we discussed in the 30 minute podcast:
-The initial steps of going through a book proposal, finding a literary agent, and the how-tos of getting a book published.
-The financial side of being a published author: the shake down of a typical advance (upfront money while putting the book together), etc.
-Ellen shares a few behind the scenes stories of styling the projects for her book.
Reference links mentioned in the podcast: Craftypod Podcast #77: Publishing a Craft Book, with Christina Loff and Kate McKean (this was the podcast that Ellen mentions in my interview with her that got the ball rolling for her)
And to pick up a copy of Ellen’s book 1, 2, 3 Sew…visit Chronicle Books, Amazon, or your local book store.
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