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…
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.
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