Barbara's Print Books
The Drummer Drives! Everybody Else Rides—The Musical Life and Times of Harry
Brabec, Legendary Chicago Symphony Percussionist and Humorist
(Print edition, $14.95; Barbara Brabec Productions, 2010). Kindle
for FREE MP3 files of one of Barbara's book club
presentations and her reading of selections from The Drummer Drives!
"Finding your books was like finding a friend who knew what I
wanted to do and had all the information packaged for me with a
sparkly gold bow." - Carrie Patten, Fireside Design Studio
Praise from Book Reviewers & Readers
The following TRADE business books are available on Amazon, but
see below for important note.
HOMEMADE MONEY, in print since 1984, has been called the most comprehensive home-business guide in print.
Long recommended by U.S. Small Business Administration specialists,
it was for many years used as a text in entrepreneurial courses across the country.
After five editions and more than 128,000 copies in print, this classic guide was updated and released
by M. Evans in 2003 as a new two-volume edition (becoming the only NEW books
with a track record): HOMEMADE MONEY: Starting Smart (for beginners);
HOMEMADE MONEY: Bringing in the Bucks (for established business
HANDMADE FOR PROFIT—Hundreds of Secrets to Success in Selling Arts & Crafts
(2002 Rev. Edition, M. Evans). This crafts marketing bible features the best
marketing strategies and selling secrets of nearly a hundred successful
craftspeople, artists, designers and publishers in the author's network.
THE CRAFTS BUSINESS ANSWER BOOK—Starting, Marketing, and Managing a Homebased
Art, Crafts, or Design Business (2006, Rev. Edition, M. Evans). This
classic encyclopedic reference especially
for artists and craftspeople offers answers to
hundreds of troublesome questions about starting, marketing & managing a
homebased business efficiently, legally, & profitably.
MAKE IT PROFITABLE—How to Make Your Art, Craft, Design, Writing or Publishing
Business More Efficient, More Satisfying, and More Profitable (2000, M. Evans).
The first and only book of its kind ... an intimate and revealing look at how
creative people live and work at home. Unlike the author's other crafts business
books, this one places heavy emphasis on computer technology and related
products and the different ways creative people are using them to manage their
businesses and increase productivity, sales, and profits.
CREATIVE CASH—How to Profit from Your Special Artistry, Creativity, Hand
Skills, and Related Know-how. (6th ed., 1998, Prima Publishing).
After 32 years in print, with more than 110,000 copies in print, this book was
declared out of print in July 2011. This classic guide, first published in 1979,
helped tens of thousands of creative people launch successful art or craft
business at home.
About Barbara's Books on Amazon
All of my home-business books remain available on Amazon—along with many
terribly outdated earlier editions being offered by various used-book sellers.
Although changing technology, laws, and Web marketing practices have naturally
made a few sections of even the latest editions of my books outdated, each book
still contains a wealth of TIMELESS business management and marketing
advice from me and the many business pros and experts who contributed to it.
I will not be updating any of these print books in the future, but if you can
accept them for the wealth of timeless business guidance and information they
offer—rather than what they may now lack in new technology and Web marketing
information (easily found on the Web itself)—you will find them well worth the read,
perhaps even life-changing.
Just as it takes only one good recipe from a cookbook to make its purchase
worthwhile, you may find that just one great idea, tip, or marketing secret in
one of my classic but aging business books will prove priceless to you. (A link
to the Table of Contents for each book will be found on its main page.)
Given their age, you might want to check your library before considering the purchase of any
of my home business books, and before ordering a copy on Amazon, do pay particular
attention to the book's publication date to be sure you're getting the latest edition
published. (Amazon makes this easy for you by enabling you to sort titles by
publication date.) Note that each new edition has a different cover and
subtitle, and each of those editions reflect a change of at least 30 percent of
the content from its earlier edition (old content removed, new content added,
other content updated). Buy only the latest edition available, remembering that
once a book goes up on Amazon, it will be there forever, regardless of its age
or whether it's still in print. (Amazon still has my long out-of-print
self-published books listed.)
Take one of Barbara's books to bed with you . . .
. . . learn how to turn your home
business dream into reality—or make the one you already have far more