Click here to buy Crafty Superstar by Grace Dobush
Friday, March 26, 2010
Etsy recently advertised that they're kicking off a speaker series featuring Kari Chapin, the author of The Handmade Marketplace. Clicky clicky for the announcement. Of course, I had to instantly buy this book from amazon.com. My main motivation for this book was that I recently finished reading Crafty Superstar by Grace Dobush. Crafty Superstar was an awesome read full of the most helpful information I have seen so far. During the course of reading this book, I signed up for two samplers, purchased www.themorosebee.com, researched and submitted THREE craft show applications, and bookmarked almost every single website she mentions throughout the book and have started checking them daily. I am officially a craft-book-reading-addict. Sure there are tons of wonderful craft forums all over the internet where everyone wants to dish out their opinions on how you should run your business, but Crafty Superstar was insightful, funny, and informative. Take that angry forum ranter! I highly recommend a book like The Handmade Marketplace or Crafty Superstar to anyone who sells on Etsy or anywhere else for that matter.