Mollie Makes: Making It! is the perfect guide for anyone out there who wants to turn their craft into a successful business. The book is compiled by the fabulous team behind Mollie Makes magazine and covers pretty much all you need to know about starting a craft business – from your first steps in researching your market and defining your brand, right through to the nitty gritty of insurance, tax and accounts. With sections on writing press releases, pricing, photography, selling to shops, running workshops, getting magazine features and copyright, there’s enough advice to justify a place on the book shelves of any growing or established craft business too.
The book takes you through the practical stages of launching and growing a business, with clear, concise information, interspersed with interviews with makers and experts who have learned from experience what works and what doesn’t. So here’s your chance to pick up social media tips from Jane Foster, creative networking advice from Cat Morley of Cut Out + Keep fame, and online selling tips from Folksy’s own Emily Barnes, among others.
We’ve got two copies to give away. To be in with a chance of winning one, just tell us what part of running a craft business you most need advice on. You can either leave a comment on this blog or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Help me make it!”
The competition closes at midnight this Sunday 25th May. Two winners will be chosen at random and we’ll let the winners know here on this blog next week.
Mollie Makes: Making It! is published on 22 May by Collins & Brown, price £14.99