CraftBook - Making Books
The CraftBook website features articles and books on topics including arts and crafts, creativity, technology and design. There is also a guide to self-publishing your own books and links to useful tools and resources available online.
Any creative discipline requires an individual to posses knowledge and skills, developed through study and practice. This is something that we can all achieve, but if you are struggling to find inspiration these famous quotes might help you.
The Business of Making Money Making Arts and Crafts
Many people dream of setting up their own business and earning a living as an artist, designer or craft maker. This book aims to provide the reader with practical information regarding some of the issues involved in doing so. Written by one of the founders of UKCraftFairs, this book could inspire you to begin your own creative business and make money making arts and crafts. Topics covered include starting a business, managing finances, life work balance, customer service, pricing, marketing, sales and growing a business online.
The Origins and Influence of The Arts and Crafts Movement
During the nineteenth century, the effects of the Industrial Revolution on how people lived and worked led to the emergence of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Today many people are also concerned about the impact of rapidly changing technology and seek a more sustainable and rewarding way of life. This book looks at the origins and influences of the Arts and Crafts Movement, which continues to inspire the work of artists, artisans and designers. There are descriptions of people and places of historic or contemporary interest. Other topics explored include; consumerism, minimalism, creativity and the work life balance.
As a form of self-expression, writing can help each of us to better organise our thoughts, find greater perspective and share our ideas. The process of researching and writing about a topic, allows us to reflect more deeply upon it and can lead to new insights. As with any craft, the more we write the better our writing will also tend to become.
The articles available to read on CraftBook explore topics such as arts and crafts, creativity and design. Examples include, Good Design and Why Simple Is Difficult and How To Develop Your Creative Thinking Skills. Please use the Contact Form to send comments or questions regarding CraftBook articles.
The books currently featured on the CraftBook web site are works of non-fiction and were self-published. For each book, there is a page describing the content to be found within, along with links to where they can be purchased or downloaded. If you would like to promote books you have written, please contact us.
You will currently find three books that are available to purchase online. There are also two ebooks that can be downloaded for free by CraftBook members, for a limited time. The subject matter of these books includes, arts and crafts, creativity, self-publishing and growing your own business online.
Across the world there are millions of people who would like to write a book and see it published. Rather than trying to find an agent and publisher, many now prefer to self-publish their work. Although this is something that anyone with a computer and an Internet connection can do, the prospect of doing so can be daunting.
Whether you want to write fiction or non-fiction, there is considerable time and effort involved in writing, publishing, marketing and selling books. However, this should not put you off self-publishing your own work, as doing so can bring a great sense of achievement. There are also many resources available to help you on your journey.