Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
How exciting is that!?
Now - who wouldn't want to order this fabulous book for their store!? Make sure you check with your local bookstore - and see if they're stocking handmade living. They won't regret it!
Friday, August 27, 2010
We've had a query from a designer over the wholesale price for copies she wishes to buy for personal use. Good question!
Remember, as outlined in the Designer Info pack and also on this website, every designer who appears in the book receives one complimentary copy. These copies will be available for pick up in Canberra from 4 December or by mail (in which case the designer pays postage).
Orders for books via the Handmade Canberra website or in stores or at the Shop or Market won't be offered at a wholesale price. The wholesale price of handmade living is for onselling only. This is for designers who wish to sell the book. We worked hard to strike this deal with Dennis Jones & Associates so that designers could make a nice little profit by onselling – and also, of course, so the book reaches a further audience.
Wholesale price therefore isn’t available unless you wish to onsell the book. Obviously, it's important this is adhered to.
Do be in touch if you have any more questions about this.
Only a few months now until handmade living is born!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Yesterday you were sent wholesale details by email - we've come up with an amazing package for you via our distributor Dennis Jones & Associates - with quite an incredible discount on retail. What a wonderful opportunity to onsell copies of handmade living and with either low or no shipping costs - how cool is that!?
If you need to ask questions about accessing the books, when they will be available, how you pay for them, returns, etc etc, you will need to talk directly with Janet Judge at DJAs. Her email address was provided to you in the wholesaling email.
Have fun! Less than four months til the book's release...
The Handmade Team
Monday, August 16, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
As we go over these proofs and make sure everything in handmade living., is super-perfect, we get closer and closer to churning out pages on the printing press.
The countdown is definitely on!!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
How much fun would it be to have simultaneous launch parties all over Australia? Our launch party here in Canberra will be on Friday 10 December - in the early evening. Maybe you, too, could organise your launch party for that time, and we could feature photos from your parties on the blog.
Think about inviting your local media, facebooking about it and getting loads of people to come along. Some designers are organising demonstrations of their products in the book, too - such great ideas are coming to the fore.
Make sure you email us with your plans so we can help you promote!
The Handmade Team
Saturday, August 7, 2010
We have just sent you all a media kit by email, outlining ways you can promote yourself in handmade living. We've also included a suggested timeline to help you whip the next few months into a publicity frenzy that should bring plenty of attention to your business.
If you didn't receive the email or need more info, please contact us. Have fun!
The Handmade Living Team
Friday, August 6, 2010
One of our fabulous designers in handmade living., Kellie Christie, was thrilled to see one of her fans - the divine Miss Maggie Beer, no less - wearing her gorgeous button necklace. One of our most famous chefs, Maggie was also seen wearing another of Kellie's necklaces on MasterChef Australia recently.
Such a thrill to see our hard-earned creations being enjoyed by people, especially on national television - well done Kellie!
You'll see several of Kellie's wonderful creations in handmade living. this 4 December.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Well, our book files have today left for the printer and now begins the long process of to-ing and fro-ing with proofs and having the book printed and assembled. It's a very exciting time and we are soooo thrilled with how the book is looking; we can't wait for you to see it!
Very soon we will be providing you with information on how you can wholesale handmade living, and will also be providing you a media pack that will allow you to begin your own promotional quest - highlighting your involvement in this book will be a phenomenal way to bring attention to your own business.
We'll also provide you with a timeline that will allow you to make the most of the book's launch, and of course - you are all invited to the launch party in Canberra on 10 December! Why not think about having your own book launch party where you live?