Lakewood, OH, June 16, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Knit one, purl two...Twitter three?
There are more than 600,000 knitters on the popular knitting website Ravelry.com; designers on Ravelry sold over One Million dollars in knitting patterns there last year alone.
The Knitgrrl Guide To Professional Knitwear Design is the first-ever book targeted to fiber arts designers of all experience levels who want to create, communicate and sell their work professionally to magazines, publishers, consumers and other markets. Written by an industry insider, the Guide takes a comprehensive, unflinching look behind the scenes that no knit or crochet designer can afford to be without.
Author Shannon Okey has written a dozen best-selling, award-winning major publisher books on a variety of crafty topics, appeared on Knitty Gritty and Knitting Daily TV, and is a frequent contributor to craft magazines, as well as the former editor of monthly UK knitting magazine Yarn Forward. She was named one of Vogue Knitting's six "New Guard of Knitting" in their 25th anniversary issue.
Okey interviews with more than 30 top designers, editors and professionals who tell it like it is so readers can hit the ground running. In addition, the Guide covers responsible social media use, information on distribution, printing, and online publishing, and even how to get the most bang for your buck when choosing advertising.
Even if they can't knit a stitch, creative and indie businesses of all kinds will find valuable information in the 254-page Guide.