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Book Review: 2015 Crafter's Market, Kelly M. Biscopink, Editor

Crafter's Market
Have you dreamed of turning your love of crafting into a career? Well then, now is the time to stop dreaming and put those thoughts into action! A brand new guide, Crafter’s Market, is the thorough and complete annual guide that will lead you along this journey to success!
This annual directory is Published by F &W, a Content a + eCommerce Company, and they have proven success with their sister publications Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market and Writer’s Market.

Marketing your craft is essential and Crafter’s Market provides these resources to expand your business:
Up-to-date info on more than 1,000 craft market resources
Markets for a variety of crafts from quilting to jewelry making
Articles on the basics of freelancing
Information on social media marketing and pricing your crafts
Inspiring interviews with successful craft professional


In addition to up-to-date and complete resources, the interviews of successful crafters are most-inspiring. Andrea Currie, craft personality on TLC’s Craft Wars writes about “How to Make it as a Crafter,” and explores these thought-provoking themes: “Stop caring about what others think even though crafters are often looked down upon or laughed at; build a brand not a product; teach, teach, teach; content is king; be grateful.”

“Crafting a Social Media Presence” is covered by Courtney Walsh, author, mixed-media , theater director and playwright. She explains that social media is here to stay but is constantly evolving, so she offers universal tips and tricks that will be useful no matter what platform you choose.

The 2015 Crafter’s Market is available in the Interweave Store and retails for $27.99. Because it is updated annually, you can continue to depend on it for years to come!

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