Several Books I am Working On

Green Crocheted Hat - A bucket hat I designed.
United States
December 18, 2006 12:38pm CST
Currently I am creating patterns for some craft books. One will be knitting, one will be crochet, one will be amigurumi and one will be freestyle knit and crochet. I also want to do one on gourd art. Of course it is no good writing a book if you can't find a publisher. So if you know any, or you are one, please speak up. I'm also working on some fiction. I've started a few stories. But I get bogged down after a few chapters.
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@craftwave (1338)
• United States
19 Dec 06
Cool. Hope your endevers are a success. I too have wanted to publish some books and have checked into it. It is expensive to go to a vanity press but it is true that you have all the control. I have plans for a press that you can build at your home for around $25 depending on what wood costs in your area. Then you could publish your own on a need to basis. I'll look for my plans which I got off the net and get you a link if you wish. And my second thought was ebooks. Although I haven't done this I would like too. And I sympathize with your fiction writing. I took a cource in writing and have several partial ones laying around. My problem I can't stop myself from editing after a chapter or two. That bogs me down. Maybe someday. As I'm talking about writing I wanted to say thanks for pointing me in the direction of hubpages. Just won my first in the amount of $34 and I see that you have won several this month as well. Congratulations.
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• United States
19 Dec 06
Hat - I seem to have quite a few hats I've made lying around.
Congrats on your win. How cool is that? I have considered both e-books and self publishing. Also, you can make books through http://www.cafepress.com/bellydancers. And I may do that. But what would truly be exciting for me is to walk into Barnes and Noble and see my books on the shelf. I'm a little embarassed that I've been on the Internet so long and it's taken me a long time to figure out how to make money with it. I still don't have a steady Internet income but I see that time coming (soon I hope).
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• United States
19 Dec 06
Oh, and I'd love to see your plans for the printing press. It would be a neat way to make my own poetry booklets.
@isha900 (1459)
• India
19 Dec 06
this is good this is useful
@nancygibson (3738)
• France
18 Dec 06
Craft books are hard to sell through a publisher as so many people write them. Best to get your agent first and then get a publisher to commission a specific book, that is the safest way in the craft books market. However, you could self publish, that gives to ultimate control and allows you to trial some books before approaching an agent and publisher for a more significant contract
• United States
19 Dec 06
Thanks Nancy. You are right as usual.
@rms2727 (815)
• India
19 Dec 06
i also love to do writing and have completed two fiction books, and a travel book... but sadly cant find any publishers even after having wasted nearly eight months looking for some publisher. i found one for one of my books but asked for an amount which was completely out of my pocket.
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@craftwave (1338)
• United States
19 Dec 06
You might want to check out this link that I posted above but will list it again here. You can make your own books at home and then try to sell them. maybe on ebay, Libraries, bookstores what ever. here is the link www.easybookbinding.com
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@anne_143god (5390)
• Philippines
19 Dec 06
You must hire a writer that really have a lot of knowledge on writing craft books for you to finish what have you started.
• United States
20 Dec 06
Wouldn't that defeat the purpose of being a writer?
@icequeen (2843)
• Canada
19 Dec 06
Wow...good for you. I have also thought about publishing more poetry...or stories. I have a family cookbook too complete with pictures. I am unhappy with my current publisher. If you find any good leads on publishers, agents, etc...I would love to know? Good luck with your writing ventures.
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
19 Dec 06
Good luck with your writing, it must be great being able to put books together, I hope you do well with it.
• Malaysia
19 Dec 06
Nowadays it is quite difficult to make people publish the book for you. I suggest that you sell your book through online selling. You just register your name to get a domain name, web address and a website. Then you go to www.2Checkout.com to register for customer payment method. I think this is the better way because you gain 100% of the profit to yourself.
• Canada
19 Dec 06
Hey, good for you! I for one would be interested in seeing these when you're finished. The crochet hat you posted is adorable! I like the eBooks suggestion offered by several people here. That might be a good and cost effective way to start. Before you do that, though, I'd check into the legalities of whether or not a print version of the book can be printed if it's already been published in electronic format. I can imagine it would be, but it would be good to be sure. A friend of mine wrote a non-fiction book on energy healing several years ago and couldn't find a publisher, so she self-published. If you'd like, I can contact her and see what suggestions she has for you. :) Good luck with your writing and publishing! And keep us posted. I'm an avid knitter and crocheter, so I'd love to see your books. :) ~Wyrdsister
• United States
20 Dec 06
How sweet of you to say so. I keep meaning to add you to my friend's list.
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• Canada
20 Dec 06
Well, I'll add you right back! :D
• United States
21 Dec 06
Thanks. My boyfriend and I both got a big kick out of your little icon sign there.
• India
21 Dec 06
congrats , for you on your assignments , please do continue your work
• Philippines
20 Dec 06
I'm fond of sewing and crocheting. It's good if you publish books on how to's. My sister publishes books. Add her as a friend - arseniajoaquin is her username. She publishes her books for free. Ask her how and where, she might be able to help you.
• Pakistan
19 Dec 06
thats fine and conciouse for you ................... think its a good for you
@Bevsue (251)
• United States
19 Dec 06
Get a copy of WRITER'S MARKET. It lists all the publishers and what they are looking for.Also there are certain craft magazines that hold contests and publish reader's projects and instructions, etc. Try doing some of that as it will make you look more professional in selling your book if you can point out things that you have already published.
@LoYaL132 (335)
• Netherlands
19 Dec 06
very nice, have fun with writing
@abaskamal (149)
• Malaysia
19 Dec 06
You could do ebooks too. Open an online store or just sell them on ebay with resellers rights.
@19862004 (431)
• India
19 Dec 06
i dont no what to be done
• India
19 Dec 06
knitting - knitting
its a nice idea, you can make some money of it as well, i would advice you to start a business of your interest you mentioned on net and could make it flourish
@jith1985 (34)
• India
19 Dec 06
ITS VERY GOOD FOR U........... CONGRATULATION..................
• India
19 Dec 06
I like him - Do you like him
Well in my opinion you should also get up with some money making book.. As i think this would get you some profit. AS i have written on and it got me 239 $..
@isha900 (1459)
• India
19 Dec 06
this is good