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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Allworth Press; 2 edition (Jan. 9 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581154704
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581154702
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 15.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,091,484 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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“...With these veterans’ expertise, you too can score big in the arts and crafts arena.” -- Fran and Jim Seeley, Lord Jim Handmade Jewelry

“A real time saver in learning the ‘ins and outs’ of successful product presentation and sales from a seasoned professional.” -- Nancy Kaestner, watercolorist --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Grant Libramento on Oct. 2 2000
Format: Paperback
If you want to get the equivalent of an immediate 17 years of experience in the craft show industry, read this book. Phil Kadubec has given us the straight talk and advice to help us avoid the usual costly mistakes. This book is a must-read for anyone contemplating entering the craft show scene. Every aspect of the business is covered with self-effacing honesty, wit and wisdom. I thought the sections on designing a booth, and dealing with customers were particularly good.
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By A Customer on June 4 2003
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I dislike purchasing books that offer more in the title than they deliver. I would have preferred more specifics in this book than narrative generalities. B/W photos were poor. The promised section on booth design left me with more questions than answers. This book offers nice filler information, but if you're looking for nuts and bolts, look elsewhere.
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This book has been lots of help as I venture into my first year of selling my potter at shows! It tells you all the little secrets about promotors and events. Lots of great advice on setting up and maintaing a successful booth.
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This book is hands down better than any of the other books out there about making it as a craftsperson selling at fairs. This book covers it all and is an excellent resource for beginners and more experienced crafters alike.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
A wealth of information for anyone in the Craft show scene. Oct. 2 2000
By Grant Libramento - Published on Amazon.com
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If you want to get the equivalent of an immediate 17 years of experience in the craft show industry, read this book. Phil Kadubec has given us the straight talk and advice to help us avoid the usual costly mistakes. This book is a must-read for anyone contemplating entering the craft show scene. Every aspect of the business is covered with self-effacing honesty, wit and wisdom. I thought the sections on designing a booth, and dealing with customers were particularly good.
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Great Book for beginner crafters Dec 4 2000
By Nicole Boulier - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book has been lots of help as I venture into my first year of selling my potter at shows! It tells you all the little secrets about promotors and events. Lots of great advice on setting up and maintaing a successful booth.
14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
A hundred times better than the others Jan. 28 2003
By Jennifer - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is hands down better than any of the other books out there about making it as a craftsperson selling at fairs. This book covers it all and is an excellent resource for beginners and more experienced crafters alike.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A 'must' for any involved in crafts. July 26 2007
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The second updated edition of a craft-maker's classic business reference is a pick not just for business libraries, but for general-interest collections catering to home craftspeople. Here's a compendium of tested advice on how to sell in today's craft show and Internet markets, from planning a general marketing strategy for each of these areas to understanding how changing economic and fashion trends affect crafts sales. It comes from an established jewelry maker who provides a range of tested insights, from how to price crafts to handling street fairs and other public show venues. A 'must' for any involved in crafts.

Diane C. Donovan
California Bookwatch
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Crafts and Craft Shows March 29 2010
By Debra Lynne Satterlee - Published on Amazon.com
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Very good info in this book. Should be read by anyone thinking about doing craft shows or even selling craft in shops, etc.


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