How to review a book? As I work on reviewing more books, I’m learning from Angela of The Crafty Goat’s Notes, who includes in her reviews, “Who this book is good for.” I tend to mostly review books that I love and am really excited about. Angela’s example gives me a way to talk about useful books and help you figure out if it’s the right one for you.

Marketing and Selling your Handmade Jewelry: The Complete Guide to Turning Your Passion into Profit by Vicki Lareau is a recent (2006) book on breaking into selling jewelry, particularly beaded jewelry.

The slim volume gives a nice overview of the various options for selling, this book is perfect if you’re just starting out and want help understanding the issues involved in selling at shows, and other ways to sell.

She covers all the important issues: pricing, selling retail, selling wholesale and more, each chapter is relatively short, making this perfect for you if you don’t want to be overwhelmed with a tons of information and details right now.

The book does not cover online selling, though the information on pricing and press releases will still help you if you want to sell online.

So over all, it’s a thumbs up, a good beginner’s book on selling jewelry.

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