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How to Make It

How to Make It

25 Makers Share the Secrets to Building a Creative Business

By Erin Austen Abbott


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This is the ultimate tell-all, show-all guide to making a living by making things. Featuring 25 profiles of illustrators, jewelry designers, ceramicists, painters, clothing designers, and printmakers, How to Make It provides a behind-the-scenes look at the daily rituals and best practices that keep these creative entrepreneurs on track. With Q & As, insider tips, and DIYs from each maker, these pages offer guidance and encouragement to artists just starting their careers and to professionals looking to take their creative business to the next level. Brimming with practical advice and inspiration, this book is a perfect gift for anyone interested in making it as a maker.

More Details

Size: 7 1/4 x 9 1/4 in;
Pages: 212 pp;
Format: Paperback
Publication: March 2017
ISBN: 9781452150017
Erin Austen Abbott is an internationally exhibited photographer, a regular contributor to the blog June and January, and the owner of Amelia, an art and design shop in Oxford, Mississippi.

Media Reviews

“Readers curious about starting a creative business will find these 25 interviews with artisans an entertaining introduction to the challenges and rewards of turning art into a livelihood.” —Publishers Weekly

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