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Friday, March 12, 2010

Review: The Handmade Marketplace

The Handmade Marketplace

By: Kari Chapin

From: Storey Publishing

Retail: $14.95

Disclaimer: Mama Buzz and reviewers received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes

Turn your craft into a successful business! Even the most expert crafters may find it challenging to market and sell their wares, but with Kari Chapin you have an experienced guide at your side. Learn to determine your cost of goods, set prices, identify the competition, and understand the ins and outs of wholesale and retail sales. Explore the various sales venues available, including independent craft fairs, Web sites such as Etsy, and traditional stores, and learn to maximize your visibility and sales in each one. Want to start your own Web site? Chapin shows you how to style and prop your crafts for photography and explains how the most popular Web marketplaces operate. You’ll find everything you need to turn your talent into profits.

What a great resource for the world of crafters out there hoping to make a living, or just some spending money! I found some very helpful advice for the online store I am managing for a friend.

This book offers tips for every aspect of a handmade business and features some wonderful contributors from Design*Sponge, Etsy, Craft and CraftyPod, just to name a few. And the book has a fun, artsy look and feel to it!

From branding to marketing and everything in between, author Kari Chapin doesn't miss a thing in helping you make the most out of your talents and creations - in your community and online!

This book is also available on Amazon for $10.17.

Thank you to Storey Publishing for providing this book for me to review!

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