Many of us can relate, finding joy in the carefully curated scenes and aspirational tips and tricks that magazines compile. Sadly, the days of the thick print magazine feel numbered. This past June, another giant joined the long list of publications no longer in print, Martha Stewart Living. We reflect on the magazine and it’s impact on the craft industry.
Knitwear designer and yoga instructor, Liza Laird, chose to self-publish her new book, The Yoga of Yarn, assembling a team to edit, illustrate, and photograph it. She is doing the warehousing and distribution herself.
The paper shortage is taking a toll on craft publishers, causing longer waits, higher prices, and diminishing the eco-friendly options available at any given time.
Publishing houses are constantly evolving. They’re looking at trends and always in search of the next great idea. Use this chart to get a sense of what each house has published and how to contact them.
Here’s the big list of Craft Magazine Submission Information! This can be a great way to share your creative work and grow your audience.
Over the years, Ravelry has dominated the independent sellers market for its ease of use and large database. However, a combination of factors has seen designers turn to additional sales outlets. We look at what’s available.
A new book by Sara Trail and Teresa Duryea Wong documents the work of the Social Justice Sewing Academy including the Remembrance Project, Memory Quilts, and workshops with young people.
Alyson Chu launched a Kickstarter campaign for Moorit, a biannual, print-and-online crochet magazine dedicated to showcasing the dazzling possibilities of the craft many see as marginalized in yarn shops and the handwork media.
Substack is a new email marketing service that allows content creators to directly monetize their newsletters. Could this be a good option for craft-based businesses?
Roberta Wax profiles Michelle Morris, creator of SEWN Magazine, a fashion-forward, inclusive publication full of gorgeously photographed clothes and accessories, interviews with designers, and sewing tips and pattern resources.
Electric Quilt is rereleasing Barbara Brackman’s iconic book, Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Blocks, first published in 1993.
Zines — limited-edition, DIY, often photocopied publications — never went away, per se, but are experiencing a wide-sweeping revival during the pandemic.
Promoting a book is always a big job for craft book authors, but promoting a book released during the pandemic presents new challenges. Use these tips to help spread the word and drives sales for your new title.
Many craft companies have stopped sending out catalogs in an effort to cut costs and due to environmental concerns, but others are ramping up this print strategy and including DIY inspirational content that reaches people directly in their homes.
Knit Simple Magazine will no longer be published and Vogue Knitting will have a reduced publication schedule amidst layoffs at SOHO Publishing.
When the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival announced it would be an online event this year, Shannon Okey of Cooperative Press decided to rerelease a book from the backlist, Doomsday Knits, and to her surprise sales took off.
UK-based craft publisher, Search Press, is celebrating its 50th year of creating beautiful craft books that teach and never go out of style.
Lauren Dahl’s online course, Pattern Workshop, has taught thousands of aspiring sewing pattern designers to digitally draw and grade pattern templates.
This week Yarn Market News, the trade magazine for the yarn industry, announced that the January 2020 issue will be it’s last.
Linda Ligon, John Bolton, and Anne Merrow have come together to buy Spin Off, PieceWork, and Handwoven magazines and related material from Peak Media Properties. The new company is called Long Thread Media LLC and is based in Fort Collins, Colorado.