If you’ve ever thought of creating a craft book but stopped because you didn’t know how on earth it would ever get published, today’s your lucky day. Mark Montano’s new book, How to Write and Publish a Bestselling Craft Book, is, as the title states, a step-by-step guide to writing, publishing, and promoting a craft book. His firsthand advice is based from his success. Montano has published 11 DIY books, including the #1 bestselling craft book in America, The Big-Ass Book of Crafts. Now he’s lifting the lid on his creative process with this new book, devoted entirely to helping you write and publish a craft book of your own.
With a concise and to the point writing style, Montano breaks down the publishing process into easy steps, and then takes you by the hand and effortlessly guides you through each one. From defining your style and specialty to finding an agent, he leaves no stone unturned. He’s open and honest with his entire process, revealing important questions he asks himself as well as actions he’s taken to get his books published
He doesn’t just give you the generalized how-to either, but shares his own secrets, tips, and examples of his own work. Montano devotes one section to sample book proposals, sharing two of his own proposals, one from an earlier book and another from a more recent publication. You’re able to see firsthand what a successfully picked-up book proposal looks like.
He doesn’t end at simply creating the book, either. He takes you through the publishing process, and then even after you’ve been published. In this way, it’s the complete guide to publishing a craft book. With this book, Montano eases you through each step, all while helping you develop and distinguish your brand.
This is a great read for any crafter looking to write a craft book, but not sure where to start. As Montano states in his introduction: “If you follow my guidelines and advice, I can assure you that when you are ready to present your ideas to a publisher, you will have accomplished everything you need to do in order to have your very best shot at being published.”
We’re Giving Away One Copy of How to Write and Publish a Best Selling Craft Book!
UPDATE: This contest is now CLOSED.
Thank you to everyone that entered the contest, it was great to hear all your craft fair book ideas!Unfortunately, there can only be one winner this time and our random number generator picked Peg! Congrats Peg! She told us “I would love to write a book on projects to make with one skein of yarn and scraps.”
We’ll keep our eye out for your craft book in the near future! Thanks again everyone and keep your eyes open for our next giveaway.
We’re giving away Mark Montano’s latest book, How to Write and Publish a Bestselling Craft Book! One lucky winner will walk away with their own copy of Mark’s new book, and be on their way to writing their own.
To be entered to win, simply answer the question below in the comments section on this blog:
If you could write a craft book what would it be on?
Contest starts October 29th at 12:00 am EST and ends on November 9th at 11:59 pm EST.
Must be 18+ and a resident of the US or Canada to win.
Only comments made on this post will be eligible.