How To Start And Run A Craft, Art, Or Specialty Business From Your Home

I’m a writer. But I’m also part of a business selling art and craft at live and online venues, have been for 30+ years and I decided to write a book to pass on what I learned during all those years. It’s not done yet, about 2/3 of the way through, but here’s the back page stuff. I’ll touch back now and then as the book nears publication but here’s what I’m thinking about for the Amazon blurb that tells people what they’ll get. Let me know what you think. Please! Input is priceless!

I ran this post on Facebook and got a good response. One, however, didn’t comment but did leave an ‘angry’ emoji. I wish he’d told me why. I looked up the man who posted the angry emoji and considered asking him what he disliked about my post because any input is valuable, even if it’s negative. Especially if it’s negative. But I remembered that a writer should never, ever respond to a negative review, instead, they should ignore it. So I’m ignoring it but I truly wish I knew what was in his mind!

Anyway, here’s what I posted to Facebook. Let me know what you think. The book isn’t like most such books. Instead, it focuses on melding the person and the business. No long lists of anything though there will be words and phrases to Google if the reader wants to find a list. I did that because lists go out of date so fast that by the time the book will be published, they’d be useless.

Let me know!!

I’m playing around with the cover. Since I won’t have a publisher it’ll be my job to come up with a cover. So what can be hard about that? I suspect a lot!


by Florence Witkop


First reason: I’ve ‘been there and done that’ and know a bunch of things I didn’t know when I started in the craft/art/specialties business. Most books on how to sell craft/art/specialties provide good overview but don’t get into the real stuff, the deep down nitty gritty. This book does.

Second reason: I hate books that unnecessarily fill numerous pages with lots of words so readers will think they’re getting their money’s worth. They aren’t. They’re just getting a lot of words. So the second reason I wrote this book is to say a lot in as few words as possible and, being a writer, I know how.

And at the end, I include a smattering of real-life anecdotes. If you are curious about life ‘in the trenches’ of the art/craft/specialty world when the creator is also the seller, here it is. The unvarnished truth.

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