Sunday, September 30, 2007

Craft Inc. book launch party

Do you live in the San Francisco area? if you do, check out Craft Inc. launch party on Tuesday. If you don't, maybe you should :-)

I have heard about the party from our good friend Victoria E, and here are the details from the blog of the author Meg Maeto Ilasco:

The book launch party for Craft Inc. will be hosted by the wonderful ladies of Rare Device.

When: Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Where: 111 Minna Street, San Francisco

Time: 6pm-9pm

As it says above, we'll be raffling off a TON of prizes. Literally, 2,000 pounds of
Chronicle Books craft titles and goods donated by local indie businesses and the profilees featured in the book. Really nice stuff like an In Fiore body balm, a Lotta Jansdotter bag, fat quarters of Denyse Schmidt's new line "Katie Jump Rope", a gift certificate for Rare Device and so much more!

And the best prize of all (if you own an indie craft/design biz) is one month of free advertising space on

So come to the party to buy a signed copy of the book and to meet me! Or if you already know me, then come to win a prize. Or if you don't care to win a prize, then come to see all the very nice-looking people that will be there. I've paid them handsomely to stand around looking pretty. Don't let my good money go to waste!

(If you're in LA: yes, I will be having a book party there, too, with
Reform School in November. Details to come!)

So what's the book all about? "Craft Inc. is the hipster business primer for entrepreneurial crafters to turn what they do for fun into what they do for money. Pro crafter Meg Mateo Ilasco offers a step-by-step guide to everything from developing products and naming the company to writing a business plan, applying for licenses, and paying taxes. Chapters on sales, marketing, trade shows, and publicity round out the mix. Plus, in-depth interviews with such craft luminaries as Jonathan Adler, Lotta Jansdotter, Denyse Schmidt, and Jill Bliss provide inspiration and practical advice. Accessible, informative, and more than a little spunky, Craft, Inc. paves the way for today's creative minds to become tomorrow's trendsetters." (

Interested to learn more? check out Victoria E's exclusive interview on her blog with the author, Meg Maeto Ilasco.

Enjoy the party and if you happen to win one of the books that will be given there, don't forget to balance it out with Eco-Libris :-)