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grace’s new craft business book is out!

Fun fact: The very first Crafty Supermarket was also the debut of Grace’s first book! Now, three years later, an updated and expanded version of her craft business book, The Crafty Superstar Ultimate Craft Business Guide, is now in bookstores everywhere!

Crafty Superstar is just the ticket if you’re starting a craft business, thinking of selling on Etsy and/or trying to balance your craft life and the rest of your life! The business guide for part-time crafters, based on Grace’s experiences and the true stories of dozens of crafters she interviewed. The new edition includes oodles of worksheets, checklists and updated resources to help you get your craft business off the ground.

There will be some copies at Fabricate very soon (hopefully by the time our Etsy craft party happens on Aug. 23!), but if you just can’t wait: Order a signed copy of the Crafty Superstar Ultimate Craft Business Guide direct from Grace or get it on Amazon!

vendor roundup: paper goods

Paper addicts will have plenty of vendors to fawn over at Crafty Supermarket! Cards, books, journals, decorations and ephemera — we’ve got it all.

gracie sparkles books of Cincinnati

Lady Bear Crafts of Lebanon, OH

Paper Acorn of Cincinnati

Spacedog Studios of Columbus

Tracy Makanani of Cincinnati

Crafty Superstar ordering info!

Can I just say I love Google Docs? Here’s the order form to pre-order your own copy of Crafty Superstar! Fill it out now, send in your payment, and you’ll be among the first to get the book when it comes out in November!

And by the by, I am blown away by the response we’ve gotten for Crafty Supermarket so far! Holy crap! And there’s still even 8 more days to apply!

Book release party!

So, aside from having loads of great indie crafters at Crafty Supermarket, you should know this shindig is also going to be a book release party. Oh yes—an indie craft book release party.

About two years ago I started working on what became Crafty Superstar: Turn Your Crafts into Extra Cash, Keep Your Day Job, and Basically Have It All. It’s finally being released in November… just in time for Crafty Supermarket!

To be honest, the whole idea for the market started as a party for the book. Then I thought, Wait, wouldn’t it be utterly rad to have crafters at the party? Then I had to go back to my book files and printed out the pages about organizing an indie craft show. I am testing my advice!

I spent about a year interviewing indie craft movers and shakers for this book, talking about taxes and legal stuff, self-promotion, production and how to find balance when crafting is just one of your many jobs. I’ve got great advice from crafty types including Jenny Hart, Grace Bonney, Susie Ghahremani, Cinnamon Cooper, Jessica Manack, Jenny Harada and many more!

Crafty Superstar is already on Amazon, but I suggest you get a copy in person at the show. If you can’t make it, watch for ordering info on the website—I’ll mail it myself, sign it to you (or whoever) and even throw in some extra goodies.