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Books: A crafter’s guide

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Kari Chapin, author of “The Handmade Marketplace: How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally and Online,” believes craft-making is healthy for not only your soul, but also your bottom line.For those who think selling crafts is pass, Chapin disagrees.”Today … the craft community is thriving, with room for everyone, no matter what your handmade forte,” she writes in her introduction.She begins her book with a description of various crafters, providing readers inspiration and resources. Then she delves into the world of selling crafts successfully. She asserts that “variety is the spice of life,” so crafters don’t have to choose just one passion. She reviews goals, creative spaces, inspiration and translating ideas into reality.Then she talks about branding a business, establishing business practices (Including the nitty-gritty legalities and financials), marketing (including photographing your products, blogging, podcasts, online stores and communities and craft fairs).Chapin ensures that readers who know nothing about, say, creating a podcast, walk away with basic skills to get the job done. She also offers resources within chapters and at the back of the book.Q & A pages and stories of successful crafters further to serve to inform and inspire anyone with an urge to craft.


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