Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Downturn in the market for Crochet?

Some of you know that my book proposal was a no go at one of the publishing companies recently. They told Jill and I that it was because "the bean counters" came to the comclusion that the market was not looking good for crochet books and they were actually expecting a downturn in the purchasing of crochet items.

To this I say...if you keep putting crap out there of course people are not going to want to buy it!

Anyway, today I came across this on Robyn's blog.

Now, TAKE THAT un-named publisher!!!

7 comments:

Sara said...

Amen! Crocheters have taste, too and I for one am tired of seeing crap! Give me more like Robyn's Blueprint Crochet!

Valerie said...

Poopyheads. Your book would be amazing.

Susan said...

Well Marly, try, try again. Take your book proposal and go to a different publisher. Writers do that all of the time.

Rabbit said...

That really sucks about your book. Crochet has come along way. There is so much you can do with it and it's just as hot as knitting. I personally agree with what you said

"To this I say...if you keep putting crap out there of course people are not going to want to buy it!"

I think if they would put out cool stuff it would fly off the shelves. I don't know if you have seen it but Interweave Crochet magazine is a good magazine with some really cool up to date stuff. They have a web page at
http://www.interweavecrochet.com/
and a group @ Ravelry.com

Sheryl said...

Their loss - after TNNA I believe crochet is just beginning to peak in its renewed interest.

Knit Eat Sleep said...

You should totally print that and send it to the publishing company!!

AT said...

To which I add simply: YEAH, take that!

Ha ha, that was fun.

I am slow but shawl is starting to look so pretty. I will try to take a few pictures next week of the wip.