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  • File Size: 3505 KB
  • Print Length: 63 pages
  • Publisher: Mark Montano; 001 edition (August 25, 2013)
  • Publication Date: August 25, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ESNGVI0
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Hello everyone! Thank you for your interest in my books. Well, THE BIG-A#S BOOK OF CRAFTS 2 is officially on the shelves after 2 years of writing and gluing things together. It's filled with over 150 projects made with stuff you can find almost anywhere and probably already have! Make sure to join the Big A*# Blog: http://markmontanoblogs.blogspot.com/ (I'd love to see you there). Where do I begin? I guess you should know that I was a fashion designer in New York City for most of my career. Yup, I showed with the big designers in the tents and had HUGE fashion shows which you can see on Youtube if you're interested. Through a series of terrific opportunities I became a writer and editor for Hearst Publications at Cosmo Girl! Magazine and stayed there for 10 years writing the COOL ROOM column which I turned into a book called Super Suite: The Ultimate Bedroom Makeover Guide for Girls. I also wrote a syndicated column for Knight Ridder called Make Your Mark which ran in 70 newspaper across the country. During that time I was offered a designer role on the TLC show WHILE YOU WERE OUT and after several years I became the host of the show 10 YEARS YOUNGER, also on TLC. That's the show where we put people in a glass box and guess their age. After 10 YY I was lucky enough to land more TV roles. MY CELEBRITY HOME on Style and SHE'S MOVING IN on WE TV, a recurring role on THE TONY DANZA SHOW and then MY HOME 2.0 for FOX. All during this filming I've been writing books about craft, home decor and anything I can create using commonly found objects. Look under your kitchen sink and we'll find something amazing for a project! Thanks for visiting me here and you can always contact me at MarkMontanoNYC@aol.com.

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Let me preface this review with transparency, Mark is one of my dearest friends and a colleague in the DIY and craft industry. That said, I never review any book that I don't truly love. I truly love this book! Mark has a distinctive entertaining voice that shines through in his writing, videos and online interactions. His unique ability to draw you in and make you feel as if he's talking directly to you make all of his books a pleasure to read. He's smart, he's funny and he's real.

This is straight up, no nonsense, to the point advice from the best selling craft book author of all time. Mark is the foremost authority on this topic and in this book he will literally take you by the hand and show how to go from idea to submission to publication and promotion. Nobody does it better and nobody is better equipped to teach you how to turn your dream of becoming a published craft author into a reality. Get this book, it's worth every penny and more, trust me.

Margot Potter
Author The Fine Art of Shameless Self Promotion
DIYdoyenne.com
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If you're a blogger who writes about a particular craft (like me) or one who blogs about crafts in general or if you're simply someone with expertise in crafts, you've perhaps tossed around the idea of writing a book. I have. And my next thought is always, but how do I get it published? With this book Mark Montano has delivered exactly what the book title promises. I know, because I bought and devoured the book the day it came out.

Unlike Mark's series of "Big" books, this book is available in digital form only and is not nearly as big in its number of pages. It is, however, HUGE on info for the budding craft book author. Should I self-publish or try to find a publisher? Should I look for a literary agent or approach the publishers directly? How much money can I really expect to make? And what about publicity? Mark presents answers to all these questions and more, with his usual flair. Writing a book and getting it published is lots of work, but Mark is both generous and thorough with his information. He not only explains exactly what goes into writing a book proposal, he provides the actual book proposals from two of his best selling books that were published by Simon and Schuster!

And what if you're not that far along in the book writing process? In his first chapters Mark shows the way with a step by step guide to planning and writing your "how to" craft book. Be aware that most of the tips in this section are really aimed at someone who's future craft book will fall into the "how to" or DIY project category.

In this book Mark is candid about the potential rewards and the daily effort. I'm glad to learn these things from someone who really knows.

O. Jolly
craftingfashion.com
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As a former manager with a craft book publisher, and as a published craft project designer myself with my own new book on the horizon, I couldn't wait to dig into Mark's book! Not only does he give you the steps for thinking about what kind of craft book you want to write and how to prepare your pitch, he also gives great advice on what you need to be ready to do once you get a book deal...including the process of putting the manuscript together and all the self-promotion work you need to do. Everything is written in Mark's personal voice (and if you don't know his voice, you need to subscribe to his YouTube channel!) with his wonderful enthusiasm, supportive tone, and casual but straight-up truth talk. I could totally hear him talking to me and cheering me on as I read. Mark knows this topic inside and out - anyone who is thinking about doing a craft project book definitely needs to read this first. Thanks Mark!
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This book is a must-have for anyone who is considering writing a craft book but isn't sure where to begin. Not only that, but the price is amazing - instead of those two fancy coffees at SBux, buy this book instead, as investment in yourself. Mark makes it very easy for us right-brains to understand and follow. His advise is very well thought out and explained. Not only will you be revved up and inspired, YOU WILL NOT BE LET DOWN!. Before having this book, I didn't know where to start, now I can actually envision my dream as a reality- something I've been dreaming about for a very long time. Don't hesitate another minute, buy it now and get started!!
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I have been following Mark's work for years and can honestly say I have never been disappointed with any of his books or crafty ideas. Ive been a crafter since I was a kid and am now 47 and still an avid crafter. I believe that Mark Montano has given the much needed information as well as inspiration with this new book. It reads well and the steps are quite descriptive and understandable.
Love the examples of his earlier proposals! Makes it much easier to envision your own. Kudos to Mark for bringing crafters a much needed guide to bringing their own ideas to life!
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Packed with pertinent advice, spiced with Mark Montano's sense of humor, How to Write a Best Selling Craft Book by Mark Montano could also be called THE MUST HAVE GUIDE FOR ANYONE WANTING TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN WRITING A CREATIVE BOOK! (Well, yes, I know that's a lousy title option, but I think it's TRUE.)
The advice Mark shares in this book is priceless. He opens his mind and guides you through the process from conceptualizing the book, to writing the proposal, to successfully marketing the finished product. It's the ultimate how-to for anyone considering delving into the world of DIY book writing.
Mark truly challenged me to begin to take a good long look at my creative style, and try to define it more clearly. His advice will inspire you to do the same, even if a book proposal isn't in your future - Mark has made me a believer that defining your creative style to market yourself in the creative industry is essential.
Not only is the book full of extremely helpful information, Mark also shares actual samples of two book proposals he submitted and has successfully had published. How can you better guide a reader through a process than sharing your own successful versions? Each proposal is professionally written, yet also lets Mark's vibrant and humorous personality show through. I truly admire the fact that he is not afraid to be himself and his enthusiasm is infectious. Mark Montano is proof that you can be yourself, don't have to try to fit into a pre-conceived mold, and can be hugely successful in the creative world, and now he shares his wisdom to help others further their creative careers.
How to Write a Best Selling Craft Book is a book I will definitely refer to again and again as I begin my journey into the world of writing books for publication, and I think it's well worth the investment for anyone considering giving it a try for themselves.
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