It has been three months since my first book was published and I’m still in awe that I made that dream come true. Of course, it took a bit of help from my Kickstarter backers, volunteer stylists/photographers/models/proofreaders, recipe/pattern testers, supportive family/friends, and two editors. But now that the book is out there in the world, it is time to sell it. So, here I am sharing a post about why YOU should buy a copy of my book, Bake Knit Sew.
If you already own a copy, I’d love if you’d add a rating/review for Bake Knit Sew to one of these sites:
Reasons to buy Bake Knit Sew: A Recipe and Craft Project Annual
1. If you only knit or only sew or only bake, this book is a comfortable approach to the others.
2. Buying this book supports an independent author and publisher (me). The money earned from book sales literally goes to buy groceries, craft supplies, and other life essentials.
3. It is a beautiful book with over 50 color photographs. With any luck, the images will inspire your own creativity.
4. I share my family recipes! From the Snyder Family Pie Crust to the Mugwump Oatmeal Pie, you learn all the tricks from generations of my family.
5. The 13 recipes went through rigorous and repeated testing. They’ve been baked in multiple countries by volunteer recipes testers using different ovens. These recipes work!
6. All of the recipe ingredients are detailed in grams/litres and in cups/ounces, so you can bake successfully in any country!
7. The knitting patterns are approachable and simple enough to allow artisan yarns to shine or hard-wearing acrylics to take on a stylish appearance.
8. The sewing projects are not overly complicated. These are meant to be approachable for new sewers, but also allow more experienced sewers the chance to customise more extensively.
9. The book is printed in the United States, where it supports local jobs near where I went to University.
10. This is a perfect book to give as a gift. For a more luxurious knitting gift, pair the book with a skein of DK (to make the Keating Hat), 1,000 yards of Lace (to knit the Falling Petals Lace Shawl), or a skein of Aran (to knit the Cobblestone Boot Toppers or Cupid’s Arrow Cowl). For a tasty baker’s delight, pair the book with a wooden spoon and jar of local honey. For a sew very nice gift, pair the book with colourful bias tape, cheerful thread, and seamstress measuring tape.
Bake Knit Sew is available online from several retailers and the publisher (me), but also in select shops. This page has the current list of retailers selling my book. Or you can pop over to buy one right now from:
- Anchor and Bee (my little indie publishing company)
- Barnes and Noble
- The Constant Knitter, Dublin 8
- Bradley’s Off-Licence, Cork City
- Idaho Café, Cork City