A new book has descended on the crafting world by Kari Chapin called The Handmade Marketplace: How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and Online. Her book addresses the handmade movement and how, if you choose, to turn that into an income stream. It covers everything: branding, marketing, creating your community, basic business practices, as well as actual selling venues. It features contributions by Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge, Holly Becker of Decor8, Natalie Zee Drieu of CraftZine, and Amy Karol of Angry Chicken.
But wait, there is a special section on accounting related issues from yours truly.
How I ended up in the company of these contributors is beyond me, but apparently my mindless ramblings on Twitter caught Kari's attention. Or she couldn't find anyone else in the craft world that would touch accounting with a 10-foot pole. Anyway, don't miss my seven pages of profundity. But don't hold that against the book, because there is another 210 pages of good information!