Crafts and Craft Shows: How to Make Money

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Craftspeople and hobbyists will welcome this new edition of a popular book. Comprehensive and indispensable, Crafts and Crafts Shows gives advice on everything needed to succeed in the craft-show marketplace. Easy-to-follow instructions make it a snap to select the best shows to attend, create an appealing booth, and offer good customer service. Each chapter in the top-selling guidebook has been completely updated to reflect recent changes in the craft world and the book includes new information on branding, ...
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Paperback New Ships From Canada. New. No dust jacket as issued. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 192 p. Audience: General/trade. Book Description Everything artisans need ... to know for turning their crafts into lucrative income is spelled out in this guide to tapping into today's booming craft show industry. Based on his extensive experience and success both as an exhibiting crafter and as a teacher/promoter of craft shows, the author tells readers exactly how to market and price crafts, select shows, work with promoters, create effective booth displays, and deal with customers to build skyrocketing sales. Straightforward language and easy-to-follow instructions make this the essential business companion for anyone who wants to flourish in the world of craft shows. From the Inside Flap Craftspeople, hobbyists, and crafts-related businesses will find this a thorough and entertaining guide to selling in today s booming craft show marketplace. Veteran crafter Phil Kadubec clearly outlines the marketi. Read more Show Less

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Craftspeople and hobbyists will welcome this new edition of a popular book. Comprehensive and indispensable, Crafts and Crafts Shows gives advice on everything needed to succeed in the craft-show marketplace. Easy-to-follow instructions make it a snap to select the best shows to attend, create an appealing booth, and offer good customer service. Each chapter in the top-selling guidebook has been completely updated to reflect recent changes in the craft world and the book includes new information on branding, creating products that can compete in today's marketplace, selling on the Internet, and taking promotional photos, as well as creating new marketing strategies for pricing and moving merchandise.

Philip Kadubec was an entrepreneur and self-taught master of craft marketing with 17 years of success in the crafting business. A veteran of more than 500 craft shows, he was cofounder of the Three Basketeers, a highly profitable crafting venture. This second edition has been revised by experienced crafter, retailer, and wholesaler Brauna Rosen.

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For many crafters, the proliferation of craft shows presents an opportunity to do enjoyable work while making money. However, the craft business is like any other small business, with all the pitfalls. Kadubec, who with his wife ran a successful business selling baskets at shows for several years, here gives us the benefit of his experience. In the chatty, anecdotal style usual in this type of guide, he emphasizes good business practice as it relates to dealing with customers, pricing, and presentation in the show booth. There is a lot of behind-the-scenes information about applying to shows and dealing with promoters. For its realistic picture of today's craft business, this is an excellent selection for public libraries. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
James A. Cox
Crafts and Craft Shows tells how to make money at craft shows and provides tips on how to price a product and how to assess shows for the best opportunities. . . important starting points for career-minded art and crafts producers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581150605
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.54 (d)

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Philip Kadubec was an entrepreneur and self-taught master of craft marketing with 17 years of success in the crafting business. A veteran of more than 500 craft shows, he was cofounder of the Three Basketeers, a highly profitable crafting venture. This second edition has been revised by experienced crafter, retailer, and wholesaler Brauna Rosen.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: A Little About the Three Basketeers
Chapter 2: Marketing Yourself and Your Product
Chapter 3: Pricing Your Product
Chapter 4: Strictly Business
Chapter 5: Selecting Your Shows...
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