Thursday, August 16, 2007

Book Review

Last weekend I finished The Crafts Business Answer Book by Barbara Brabec. I was really pleased with the information that I was able to gather from this book. It is set up as a reference book. Every topic is listed in alphabetical order, so it's quite easy to go through and find information on a particular topice. However, it is also a book that can be read from cover to cover, which is what I did. (I will admit to skipping over some topics that didn't pertain to my situation.)

Brabec's style is quite conversational, and she provides a lot of practical advice for anyone who is getting started in the craft business. The book covers topics ranging from marketing to accounting to legal issues to pricing and shipping. There is a lot of general advice, but she does provide many resources so that a reader can further investigate various topics on her own.

I had several "a-ha!" moments as I read this book, and it prompted me to take several actions to make my business more professional. I would recommend this book for someone who is getting started in the craft business. Many of the questions answered were questions I didn't even know I had!

1 comment:

Angela said...

I'm glad to hear aboutthis. There are so many books out there and I like knowing that something really makes sense. I may try this book. Thanks.
Is propay expensive? I woudl liek to know more about that.