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[BKARTS] advertising my skills



Hi Carole... glad that you are growing more confident about your work. Do you have a business phone with yellowpage listing?The best advertising really is word of mouth so contact every religious bookstore (they get inquiries for Bible restoration and such) and new, used, or rare book shop anywhere within a couple hundred miles. Also the libraries and commercial bookbinders. A simple web search will bring them up.
Make up a flyer with a before/after pic, some basic info about yourself and your work (everyone wants to know how much and how long mainly) and then mail it (if you can't visit in person) with a few business cards to everyone you can locate. They will be very, very happy to learn of you and have someone to refer their customers to.
Lastly find your area's antiquarian book dealer association. Beyond contacting their members make a point of visiting their next book fair and introduce yourself to everyone. Its a small world and word quickly gets about. You didn't ask but whatever you are charging now add 20% because none of us ever charge enough. Best.


James Tapley
Hand
Bookbinder
2077 13th Street
Sarasota FL 34237
941.366.8248

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