Read This: The Handmade Marketplace

By Brittni • Updated on 07/07/2021

The Handmade Marketplace

This morning, I’m sharing another book for Read This that you might want to add to your collection (or at least borrow from a friend), The Handmade Marketplace, 2nd Edition: How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and Online.

You may already know of this book, but the 2nd edition just came out (within the last month or so) and it’s filled with additional advice and tips from crafters and artists. And it has been updated with lots of great info for creating a business that will survive and thrive.

There are so many great tips from business owners regarding branding, marketing, blogging, social, media, online stores, brick-and-mortar shops, etc. And I’m thrilled (and honored) to be included as one of those business owners…

I’m one of the experts for the ‘Creative Collective’ that Kari Chapin, the author, interviewed as part of the 2nd edition. Yay! As my contribution, I discussed pitching your work to blogs, how to stay motivated and inspired during a rough patch, how to create a loyal following, and more.

Want to take a peek inside? Here are a few photos…

The Handmade Marketplace 2nd Edition

Look Inside The Handmade Marketplace Book

A quick note about the author, Kari Chapin… I actually met Kari at Craftcation the year before last, for the first time – we were both speaking on a few panels and had planned to meet in person since we had chatted a couple of times via email.

Long story short, we ended up hanging out pretty much the whole three or four days I was there and she is one of the most encouraging (and bright) people I have ever met.

You can find out more about Kari here.

Inside The Handmade Marketplace Book

Peek inside the book, The Handmade Marketplace by Kari Chapin

You can pick up a copy of The Handmade Marketplace, 2nd Edition on Amazon for less than $15 right here or at your local Barnes and Noble.

So, now that I’ve shared another book from my bookshelf, I’m curious to hear about what’s on yours. What books are you reading right now? Have any must-read books to suggest? I’m all ears.

Photography by Sarah Eddy // Styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

14 comments | Click here to reply

My pleasure, Julie. Hope it helps!


Thank you very for bringing this book to my attention. As you know i is difficult selling items. We have struggled especially on the internet.


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Getting Unstuck from a Creative Rut | Paper and Stitch

Thanks for this!! I am passing this along to my friend who makes some gorgeous stuff 🙂


I’m such a sucker for these sorts of book. Love ( love ) this one in particular! I came across is recently and immediately added it to my book list! Can’t wait. 🙂

Latrina | Of Trees & Hues

I tell all my fellow crafters about this book – it was the first business book I found that was focused on designer-makers, and I still refer back to it all the time. Great to hear its been updated. Great review 🙂


I love the cover design, too!


Brilliant! a definitely must have, and especially with that cover and design!

Corina nika

Great, Stacia. I highly recommend it.


I loved this book the first time through, so I will definitely have to check out this edition, too!


I had the old version too, before this one came out, Jessica. Both are great. 🙂


I have the old version of this book and love it. It is actually on my shelf in my office right now! I really like the updated cover of this one!

Jessica Bramlett | Color Overboard

The book is focused on sharing how to sell the things that you make, Ailynk.


not really a book on how to make things to sell though =(

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