Writing and Publishing Your Own Crochet BookBy Tameko Barnette – 6 Comments
Do you have many great crochet ideas you want to share with others? Are you trying to figure out what to do with all that wonderful information in your crochet journal? Have you ever considered writing a crochet book?
Why write a crochet book? Well, first, it is fun. If crochet is a longtime passion of yours, you are bond to have useful information to share with others. Writing a book on crochet is not just about the technical side of the craft. Oh no! It is a great time to share personal experiences.
Writing a book on crochet gives you an opportunity to express some thoughts on the craft and your experiences with it. For instance, if you created a nice prayer shawl for someone, perhaps you can share why you felt guided to create the prayer shawl, the connection you have to the person who received it, and the reaction you received after giving it.
The art of crochet is more than just a fun, economical way to create your own goods, but it brightens our world in a way that is truly taken for granted often times.
Writing a book on something you are passionate about can be simple, but it is work. With so many electronic options before these days, we have plenty to choose from in terms of sharing our books.
Here are a few pointers on writing and publishing a crochet book:
1. If you go the traditional publishing route, make sure you use the proper manuscript format. Click here to get detailed information on how to do this and there is even information on how to submit your manuscript on this site too.
2. If you go the electronic publishing route, be sure to have a good version of Adobe or download free software that will convert your Word ocuments into .pdf files. E-books are very popular these days. Click here for a great resource on publishing your own e-book with a $0 budget!
3. Either way you decide to go on publishing your book, you should check out the following pages – createspace.com, lulu.com, and publishamerica.com. These are all great avenues to take for beginning crochet book writers to get their feet wet in publishing, and you’ll have some help along the way.
As you can see, there are several ways to get your crafty voice out into the world. If you have considered writing and publishing a book on crochet, the above resources should get you pointed in the right direction.
Are you currently working on a crochet book? Are you considering writing a crochet book? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below. We look forward to hearing from you!