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Re: [BKARTS] advertising my skills



Hi,
As someone who works part-time in a public library, I suggest anyone with book binding skills that is looking for work should contact public and academic libraries. We have patrons fairly regularly ask about this service. We have a few binders listed in our reference rolladesk, so a card ready for a rolladesk thingy might be the easiest way to go. I would also suggest contacting more than one department in a library - reference, acquisitions, circulation - just to make sure you have your bases covered. At least where I work (which probably/hopefully is not the norm), information like this is rarely passed on from department to department. They each tend to have their own little kingdoms if you know what I mean ;)


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At 12:49 PM 9/21/2005 -0400, you wrote:
Speaking of Bible restorations, a friend of mine brought hers to me and asked
me to repair it - the flyleaf is torn and the text block has separated from
the front cover.  I don't know what to do to reattach it, because the leaves
are so very thin I think whatever I do will tear again.

Abby
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From: Book_Arts-L on behalf of james tapley
Sent: Wed 9/21/2005 9:51 AM
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [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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