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Crafters Reflect on the Closure of Martha Stewart Living Magazine

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.

Yoga of Yarn: A Self-Publishing Journey

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 Impacts Craft Publishers

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.

Big List of Craft Books Submissions Guidelines

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.

SEWN Magazine: Stitched Together with Love

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.

How to Promote a Craft Book 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.

Are Craft Catalogs Still Relevant? 4 Companies Weigh In

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.

Long Thread Media Buys Spin Off, PieceWork, and Handwoven

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.

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