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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. Tammy Charles says:

    You folks have the nicest give-aways! I’ve been eyeing both of these books! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win them.

  2. Rachel Tomassone says:

    This looks like a great resource!!! I hope I win!! Thanks!!

  3. Lara says:

    Hi! I just announced on my blog that I was going to start a business selling my handmade items, but haven’t a clue about how to begin. I would love to be able to read this book and get some pointers about starting. I don’t want to go back to working outside of the home and need some advice. I’d be grateful to be picked for owning a copy of this book! Thanks!

  4. Gin says:

    This book looks marvelous! It would be wonderful to accelerate the success of the hand-made jewelry business my daughter and I have started. Must transition from this 8-5 non-creative job! ;-)

  5. Suzie says:

    Very cool. Thank you!

  6. Amber Anthony says:

    I would love to have this, what a great idea!

  7. Christine says:

    this sounds great! thank you.

  8. michele says:

    Thanks for the chance to win such a great resource!

  9. Eileen says:

    This book looks most helpful. Would love to have a copy.

  10. Tricia says:

    I have the Handmade Marketplace book which is awesome. I would love to also have Grow Your Handmade Business. Any advice on a “handmade” business is so welcome!

  11. Linda says:

    This has always been a dream, start my own business. I would love this book.

  12. Marilyn says:

    Great looking book!

  13. elvira says:

    That’s exactly what i need now!!! :-) thanks

  14. Michelle Salinas says:

    I could always use some tips and advice for expanding my business!

  15. Chris says:

    If there’s chapter on non-retail ways to earn, I’d love to win this book.

  16. Sarah says:

    Love the topic of this book! And a nifty cover design, to boot.

  17. Carrie says:

    Thank you for the chance!

  18. Lilli says:

    Would love to win this!!!! Been struggling with how to get it off the ground!

  19. Stephanie says:

    This is what I need. I’d love to get lucky and win!

  20. Patty P. says:

    Thanks for the opportunity. Love the first book!

  21. AmyHacker says:

    this book looks to be full of great guidance. Thanks for doing this give away.

  22. catherine says:

    Excited to see the publication of this book! Would love a chance to check it out. Thanks for the review!

  23. Betsy says:

    Would love to win this book. Need to start selling my stuff, as i got laid off from my 9-5 job last week. Figure Etsy will at least tide me over, then maybe . . .

  24. I can’t wait to see more about this book. Anyone who sells their crafts can always learn more and this book looks to be full of ideas.

  25. cyndi says:

    I would love to win Grow Your Handmade Business!!


  26. Sarah says:

    looks like a great book. would love to win it!

  27. Renee Macrae says:

    I am dying to get past the thinking and planning stages of starting my own handmade knitting and crocheting crafts business. My husband wants to see a business plan before I can quit my job. Would love to read (and make him read) this book. Thank you for the opportunity to win it!


  28. Savannagal says:

    These types of books can be so helpful to someone just starting out. Thanks much for the giveaway.

  29. Rachel L. says:

    Looks like a great book!

  30. Kay Worden says:

    Would love a copy of this book. I have been out of work
    and would love the help with selling my things.

  31. Jeanne M. Sprague says:

    Would love to win this book. Would love to start selling my crochet items.

  32. Gina says:

    Ohh I have this book on my Amazon wish list.

  33. Priscilla says:

    This seems like a great book!

  34. Paige says:

    I would love guidance on this very topic!

  35. Linda Ball says:

    looks like a great book! Hoping!!!

  36. Elizabeth says:


    Would love to win this book – read the first one – very inspiring !

  37. Alina says:

    What a great giveaway, this would really come in handy…I would love to win :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. Rebecca Boukikaz says:

    Thank you for the chance to win this book. I have been researching whether this would be feasible or not.

  39. Jen says:

    very timely! I’d love to win!

  40. Theresa says:

    Nice! Even if I don’t win, I’ll put it on my Amazon wish list.

  41. Mary Jo Dorr says:

    This book looks like it would cover the basics. I think “handmade” is the way to go and to find a way to create a business out of it would be wonderful!

  42. Jill says:

    Hmm, was just thinking about possibilities after hand crafting a dozen pirate hats for my son’s birthday party. Would love to read this book and perhaps make what’s possible come to fruition. Thank you!!

  43. brigid says:

    What a helpful looking book. Thanks for offering it.

  44. dara says:

    Thank you, what a great book!

  45. Molly says:

    Looks like an amazing book!

  46. Carol Mandracchia says:

    This would be soooo helpful as I am creating website and helping a dear friend grow a boutique on her lavender farm here in Vermont. OOOH!!

  47. jin says:

    WOW!! love this book.

  48. Deb says:

    Fits right in with my game plan, so would love to have the info so I can do it right!

  49. Pete says:

    Everyone keeps saying that I should sell my crafts. This book would be a great help!

  50. I would love to hear some insider secrets! Thanks for the giveaway!

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