CraftMasters published its first book in 1998, 500 Tips for Marketing Your Crafts,
and has expanded since then to establish itself as one of the primary publishers
of craft marketing information in America.
Our success lies in a passion for quality and for the beautiful craft work that motivates
us, our authors, photographers and designers. This has led our small but dedicated
team to produce a fascinating and diverse list of books that are both inspirational
Our books provide information essential for your success: tips for artists and craftspeople,
lists of shows and galleries, spreadsheet templates, books for promoters, and how-to
books about fine craft production.
We are interested in publishing your how-to books and videos, with techniques explained
that should be passed on to new craftspeople entering the industry. We pay up to
$1,000 for dvds, CD’s, books, and articles related to crafts.
CraftMasters Books will consider proposals for non-fiction books aimed at artists
and craftspeople. We do not publish fiction, poetry or academic books.
All submissions must be made in writing. Though we will discuss concepts and ideas
via email, we accept full publishing proposals by mail only. In such instances please
include a one-page synopsis of your work, a contents page, one or two sample chapters,
sample illustrations (on CD if you wish) and a brief biography stating previous (if
We require all manuscript submissions to be typed, double-spaced, and printed out
on 8 1/2" by 11" paper. Please avoid elaborate binding and staples, and ensure that
all pages are numbered. If you are a commissioned author sending an electronic version
of your manuscript via email or disk, please set the manuscript and all requirements
out in a Word document. Please retain a copy of your manuscript, and do not send
original illustrations unless otherwise agreed with us.
If you wish to have your manuscript returned, please include a stamped, self-addressed
envelope. In most cases, you should hear from us in four to six weeks.
Address printed proposals, manuscripts and other mail to: