Tucson, AZ, May 16, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- This week marks the launch of the e-newspaper HandmadeNews.org, a different kind of news source featuring a collaboration of authors all providing articles pertaining to the handmade world. Powered by ArtFire.com, Handmade News will keep artisans updated on the latest news and trends from the handmade community.
Unlike most newspapers, the columnists and editors behind Handmade News are artisans themselves with in-depth knowledge of the handmade world they write about. This team of 50 writers and editors work to publish 20 to 40 articles a day. These articles range from craft news, artisan features, indie trends, home business tips, and modern cottage industry information to keep the artisan community in the know.
“Never before has there been such a large scale e-newspaper focusing solely on artisan crafts,” said John Jacobs, CEO of ArtFire.com.“HandmadeNews.org will not only offer important news articles, it will also provide tips and information on promoting one’s handmade business.”
Handmade News will serve as one organized place for artisans to turn to for news of the handmade world. Whether they’re looking for craft projects, business tips, updates on the handmade marketplace or green information, they need just visit Handmadenews.org.
ArtFire.com is a premiere artisan community offering crafters from around the world a venue to sell their handmade items. On ArtFire, sellers are able to set up and promote their own studios in a variety of interactive features which help them connect with other members of the community and handmade buyers. With more than 20,000 current members, and 200,000 items, ArtFire.com has something for both buyer and seller.
Tony Ford, Executive Vice President of Marketing