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Books: Grow Your Handmade Business

Grow Your Handmade Business

by Kari Chapin

(Storey Publishing)  Can I make a living creating and selling my crafts?  That’s the question Kari Chapin answers in this book, a sequel to her best-selling book, The Handmade Marketplace, also published by Storey.  This wonderful book cheers you on and coaches you on how to make a livelihood from your passion, including stories from other creative people, their struggles, successes, and advice.  That’s not all, she also covers the business side, including developing budgets, strategies, and also funding.  If you’ve always dreamed of having your own craft business, or already have one and are looking into the next step, this is definitely worth checking out.  While you are at it, be sure to give The Handmade Marketplace a look too.



Storey Publishing is giving away a copy of Grow Your Handmade Business to a lucky winner!  Enter a comment on this post by Wednesday, August 1st, Midnight PST for a chance to win a copy of this book.  You must reside in U.S. to win a copy. 


Posted by Living Crafts on Jul 29, 2012 11:13 AM | 321 Comments

321 Responses to “Books: Grow Your Handmade Business”

  1. Elisa Mangual says:

    This book would be a great addition to my library!

  2. katie says:

    Hmmm….could be a whole new life ahead!

  3. Lauren says:

    I really enjoyed the first book, and would love to read this new one.

  4. Linda says:

    This book couldn’t be better timed for my business!

  5. This book could be the push I need…I would certainly share it with my grown up girls…and will put in on my wishlist. What a nice giveaway for some lucky person.

  6. BJ says:

    Would love great tips to grow my business in this unsettling economy!

  7. Cate deCossy says:

    Hi-I have had dreams of owning a successful crafting business for several years. I would really appreciate a copy of this book and any wisdom it could share with me!
    Thank you!

  8. Chandra says:

    Maybe if I read this book, my dream of having a business as a crafter will come true! Thanks for pointing this book out. I will look for it.

  9. Pat says:

    Oh I would love to get this book !! Fingers crossed :)

  10. Casey says:

    This is a perfect book for this season of my life.

  11. Staci says:

    Thank you for the great book reccommendation!

  12. Elissa says:

    What a great book!

  13. Christina says:

    This book would be so helpful to have right now. I’ve been considering a crafting business for a little while now and would love any helpful information I can find.

  14. Heather says:

    I’m working on increasing my income streams through selling hand crafted stuff. I’d love some help figuring out how to do it better.

  15. Tonja says:

    My oldest daughter and I have been considering a crafting business for quite some time now and would love a copy of the book.

  16. Marilyn E says:

    What a great addition this book would be to my library. Definately could help along my creative journeys’ path!

  17. Terri says:

    I am looking to make some life changes and this book would get me started! Terri

  18. Kathie Schleicher says:

    This would be a great book, I have cancer and can not work and I have been wanting to do this , but had no idea how to start. Thank you for the chance to win this book.

  19. Lisa says:

    Storey Publishing publishes some great books. I always prioritize adding their craft books to my library before any other publisher (*really*).

    I had set aside my dreams of a craft business and now this book can help me start afresh on the right track. I look forward to learning, crafting and growing a business soon!

  20. moemoe says:

    I’ve been speaking to small boutique owner in my area about carrying my hand-knit hat and scarfs this book would be great in helping get into these stores


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