Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Time to put down the pulp fiction and pick up some learning.
After yesterday's pondering I realized I cannot get clear on a few things without answers to certain questions.
Problem is Im not exactly certain what those questions are.
And once I have a list of questions, am I asking the right questions?
I'm still working on my list of questions. In the mean time I was wondering where am I going to find the answers that I need?
The internet is a vast resource, but its not every thing.
Books are super, but can get quite pricey. So I checked with the local library. We are fortunate in that we have access to a city wide library system, of a not too small city. We can check the entire catalog online, and request books to be sent to our library for pick up. Not all library systems are this easy, this user friendly, or this large.
I started looking at "selling crafts" as my subject, this lead me to more specific key words. This lead me to the key words the library and book cataloging people use.
Handicraft industries -- Management
Handicraft -- Marketing
Selling -- Handicraft
From just a few words I have quite a reading list!
I'm including my list here. I can have easy access to it, and it might help someone else who is looking for this type of info.
The basic guide to selling arts & crafts
Torreon, N.M. : Warm Snow Publishers, c1994
Crafting as a business
Rosen, Wendy W
Baltimore, MD : Rosen Group, 1994
Crafts and craft shows : how to make money
New York : Allworth Press, c2000
The crafts business answer book & resource guide : answers to hundreds of troublesome questions abou
New York : M. Evans and Co., 1998
The crafts business answer book : starting, managing, and marketing a home-based art, crafts, design
New York : M. Evans & Co., 2006
Creative cash : how to profit from your special artistry, creativity, hand skills, and related know-
Rocklin, Calif. : Prima Pub., c1998
How to sell what you make : the business of marketing crafts
Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, c1996
Crafters' internet handbook : research, connect and sell your crafts online
Cincinnati, OH : Muska & Lipman, c2002
Handmade for profit : hundreds of secrets to success in selling arts & crafts
New York : M. Evans and Company, 1996
The crafter's guide to pricing your work
Cincinnati, OH : Betterway Books, 1997
Entrepreneur magazine's start up : start your own crafts business : your step-by-step guide to succe
Irvine, CA : Entrepreneur Press, c2004
The Craft register : directory of arts & crafts shows, fairs and other events