Monday, May 9, 2011

Craft Inc. Have you read it??

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 Have you read Craft Inc.?  I'm reading  it along with Gina { Hiya Luv} and Lauren {The Elephants Trunk} We are reading and Skypeing after each chapter!! Find a couple friends and start your own Bloggy Book Club.

 
Craft, Inc. is the hipster business primer for entrepreneurial crafters to turn what they do for fun into what they do for money. Pro crafter Meg Mateo Ilasco offers a step-by-step guide to everything from developing products and naming the company to writing a business plan, applying for licenses, and paying taxes. Chapters on sales, marketing, trade shows, and publicity round out the mix. Plus, in-depth interviews with such craft luminaries as Jonathan Adler, Lotta Jansdotter, Denyse Schmidt, and Jill Bliss provide inspiration and practical advice. Accessible, informative, and more than a little spunky, Craft, Inc. paves the way for today's creative minds to become tomorrow's trendsetters.

Meg Mateo Ilasco is a designer, writer, and illustrator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was in grad school when she started designing wedding invitations for extra money, but the demand for her distinctive designs was so great that she eventually made the business full-time. Her company then expanded into stationery and accessories, and was featured on NBC's Today and in publications such as The Knot and Islands: Weddings and Honeymoons. She has since sold that business and is launching an eponymous housewares and gift company, Mateo Ilasco (www.mateoilasco.com). Meg is the author of You Can Wear It Again and The Space Planner, both published by Chronicle Books.



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17 comments:

Lauren said...

Love my book club mates :)

Jennifer said...

A couple of us from CE have been trying to get a Skype group set up and this might just be the perfect start! Thanks!
Jen

Kel said...

I love this book! I always refer back to it when I have a business question.

Jessica @FoundtheMarbles said...

Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the recommendation!

Jennifer said...

Have not read this book. Hmm, thanks for the referral, definitely want to check it out! #commenthour

Just One Donna said...

Hi, visiting from #commmenthour. I go through crafty stages...not currently in one though.

Alison@Mama Wants This said...

Haven't read this book. Sounds interesting. Your blog is real cute! #CommentHour

Marie Noelle said...

I love this book!!!! I think it's a really great and useful book!

Ginger said...

Great idea for the bloggy book club! Cute site!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

that looks really interesting! Came over from the SITS comment hour.

scottandalie.com said...

Yes, I have read that book. It is a great book.


Visiting from CommentHour.

Miranda said...

Bloggy Book club...great idea! #commenthour

Renee Weatherford said...

I love creating a business out of my hobbies :) Following via #CommentHour!

June said...

I love the idea of reading and skyping afterwards... I gotta try that, especially with my long distance buddies. :-) #commenthour

Amy said...

Loved the jean purse post. Here (late) from #commenthour

Jocelyn said...

Great idea! Stopping by from #commenthour

Jessica.B said...

I have not read it but will add it to my 'to read' list. Definitely sounds like something I'd be interested in.
-Jessica
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