Thursday, 14 November 2013

Book Review The Knitgrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design

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The Knitgrrl Guide To Professional Knitwear Design is the first-ever book targeted to designers of all experience levels who want to create, communicate and sell their work professionally to magazines, publishers, consumers and other markets. Written by an industry insider, the Guide takes a comprehensive, unflinching look behind the scenes that no knit or crochet designer can afford to be without. Includes 30+ interviews with top designers, editors and professionals who tell it like it is so you can hit the ground running, a guide to responsible social media use, information on distribution, printing, online publishing and much, much more.


Chapter One
What Does It Mean To Be A Professional

Chapter Two
Social Media
What Not To Do
Social Medial Some Numbers

Chapter Three
TCB, No PB&J Required or The Business Side of Things
From Small Streams Mighty River Flow, Where to Make Money
Writing Books and Articles
Providing Professional Services
Test Knitting
Selling Knitted Related Products

Chapter Four
Send in The Lawyers
What To do if Your Copyright is Infringed
Trademarks v Copyright

Chapter Five
Writing Patterns
Design Software
Getting Help, Test and Sample Knitters
Tech Editing, Layout and more

Chapter Six
Making Sales
Selling Wholesale
New Technological Possibilities for Print
Postage and Shipping
Sales Reps
Doing the Digital Math
Money, Money, Money

Chapter Seven
Proposal and Publishing
Do You Need an Agent?
Photos and Illustrations

Chapter Eight

Chapter Nine
Further Education
Knitting Machines

Chapter Ten 
Professional Organisations and Associations

Chapter Eleven
Standing Out

Chapter Twelve
The Interviews

The Knitgrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design is Available from Amazon

Disclosure: I buy sewing books from on-line shops with my own money, I am not being paid for writing this review. All my reviews are honest and on things that I genuinely love and would recommend to my readers. 

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