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Creative, Inc. blog book tour (and giveaway)

Creative, Inc. blog tour

I’m so happy to be part of the Creative, Inc. blog book tour today. Creative, Inc. is written by Meg Mateo Ilasco who wrote Craft, Inc. and does a lot of things, and Joy Deangdeelert Cho who is a prolific designer and whom you might know best as the person behind the blog Oh Joy!.

The description on the back of the book reads: “Packed with real-life advice from freelance superstars who have excelled in their industries (and made mistakes you can now avoid!), this book is an essential resource for all creatives — from illustrators and photographers to graphic designers, animators, stylists, and more — who want to succeed and doing what they love.” The book covers topic on how to promote your work, set fees, license your artwork, deal with taxes and hire and manage. Each chapter goes into depth on what you need to know, offers examples of working out fees or invoicing, and includes an interview or two with a creative professional that gives up a huge amount of great information. They are realistic about when you should charge more or less depending on the advantage, how to look at a licensing deal, whether you should expand a business or close it, whether you should hire (or fire) an agent. Most all of this information is mostly new to me and presented in a way that makes me feel like somebody has my back.

Creative, Inc. book cover

Sound like information you need? Lucky you I have a book to give away! If you’d like to get it please leave a comment with this post. The Fine Print applies. I’m going to do a shorter than normal deadline for this one, you’ll have two days to enter and The Random Number generator will be picking a winner on Wed. Sept. 1st at 4 p.m. PST. Good Luck! Winner randomly chosen and is being contacted, thanks for entering!

· comments [222] · 08-30-2010 · categories:books · shopping ·

222 responses so far ↓

  • 1 tiffany // Aug 30, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Ooh! I need this book in my life, I’m certain of it!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 2 Branna // Aug 30, 2010 at 8:47 am

    I would love love to win this, but if not I’ll definitely get my own copy!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • 3 jeanne // Aug 30, 2010 at 8:51 am

    I read your blog everyday and so much enjoy and appreciate all the great information you share! Thanks for this giveaway.

  • 4 Elizabeth // Aug 30, 2010 at 8:58 am

    I could certainly use this book as I am setting off on my freelance journey.

  • 5 Whimsy Being // Aug 30, 2010 at 9:02 am

    I would love to win this! What a great resource!

  • 6 Karin // Aug 30, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Oh, please, make me a freelance superstar!

  • 7 mfm // Aug 30, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Wow, this looks terrific! I, too, am starting on a freelance career, so here’s hoping the RNG picks me! Thanks!

  • 8 adrianna // Aug 30, 2010 at 9:12 am

    I’m so excited about this book! I’ve been following its blog tour and have found so many new loves! I know it will help so many of us fulfill our freelance dreams! Thank you for the opportunity.

  • 9 Sarah // Aug 30, 2010 at 9:13 am

    The book looks fantastic. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 10 abbi // Aug 30, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Sounds like a great book!

  • 11 Julie T. // Aug 30, 2010 at 9:16 am

    I loved Craft, Inc and can’t wait to read this one too!

  • 12 whitney // Aug 30, 2010 at 9:19 am

    I’m just starting to take on more freelance work, so this would be a great book to have!

  • 13 Cindy // Aug 30, 2010 at 9:24 am

    This looks like the kind of book that will get me off my kester and get going. Thanks for telling us about it.

  • 14 SeattleMommy // Aug 30, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 15 elena // Aug 30, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Sounds like a great book!

  • 16 Amanda // Aug 30, 2010 at 9:31 am

    What a fantastic idea for a book! This has to be a part of every freelancers life!

  • 17 Jen // Aug 30, 2010 at 9:37 am

    A stranger just asked me to paint something for him and other than that I’m currently unemployed, so this would be awesome!

  • 18 WEFA // Aug 30, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Always love books! Especially helpful ones!

  • 19 Kristal // Aug 30, 2010 at 9:37 am

    I’m sooo interested in this book! I’m trying to convince myself to have the guts to start my own business.. I’d love to get my hands on this book.

  • 20 Jennevieve // Aug 30, 2010 at 9:40 am

    I love the giveaways, especially when they are useful!

  • 21 Tia // Aug 30, 2010 at 9:41 am

    There are probably a lot of answers in this book to questions I have being completely new to business…I just want to create!

  • 22 Lisa Dudley // Aug 30, 2010 at 9:41 am

    I have been a free agent for a number of years, but can always use a refresher course of how to keep the work coming my way… Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • 23 Rachelle // Aug 30, 2010 at 9:45 am

    That looks like a mighty good book for a freelancer to get her hands on! Thanks for the heads up.

  • 24 Jen // Aug 30, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Would love this! I have the Craft Inc book, and this one sounds neat.

  • 25 Matt // Aug 30, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Love it! Thanks for the giveaway

  • 26 krista {urbanite jewelry} // Aug 30, 2010 at 9:59 am

    how much would i love to have this book? A LOT!

  • 27 Carmen // Aug 30, 2010 at 10:02 am

    I would love to have this book! It seems like it would take a lot of the mysteries and fears out of freelancing. Pick me! :)

  • 28 Matilda // Aug 30, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Wow–this book sounds so useful! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 29 Kimmie S // Aug 30, 2010 at 10:11 am

    I could totally use this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 30 sarah // Aug 30, 2010 at 10:14 am

    The book looks great! Thanks for doing this!

  • 31 josephine // Aug 30, 2010 at 10:15 am

    This book has been on my wishlist for months! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 32 Isabel // Aug 30, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Great giveaway! Thanks!

  • 33 alison // Aug 30, 2010 at 10:23 am

    I’d love one!

  • 34 Patti // Aug 30, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Oh my gosh, do I need this book!!

  • 35 Estee // Aug 30, 2010 at 10:40 am

    I really need this!

  • 36 TheBon // Aug 30, 2010 at 10:43 am

    The book looks great!!

  • 37 patty // Aug 30, 2010 at 10:45 am

    hubby and I both creative types. This would help

  • 38 Rebecca // Aug 30, 2010 at 10:55 am

    I love the Oh Joy! blog & was excited to see she came out with a book. I would love to win.

  • 39 Lisa F // Aug 30, 2010 at 11:03 am

    A great resource!

  • 40 Teresa // Aug 30, 2010 at 11:05 am

    I’ve been hearing about this book for a while now and would love to check it out! Thanks!

  • 41 Rachael // Aug 30, 2010 at 11:06 am

    This looks like a great starting point!

  • 42 Ruth Ann // Aug 30, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 43 Heather // Aug 30, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Maybe a little encouragement and some sensible advice is all I need to leave my day job behind.

  • 44 joyce // Aug 30, 2010 at 11:59 am

    I’d love to win the book! Thanks for the opportunity to dream for a couple of days that maybe it’ll be me!! I’m listening to your interview right now with JAH. How FUN!

  • 45 betty // Aug 30, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    I would love to win this! :)

  • 46 Megan // Aug 30, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I loved her first book.

  • 47 emma // Aug 30, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    reading this sounds sooooo much more fun than getting an MBA! thanks!!

  • 48 Tina M. // Aug 30, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Please please :)

  • 49 kate // Aug 30, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    I would love this book. I’ve been percolating business ideas all summer and now it’s time to get advice and start the actual planning – this book would be a great help. I LOVE their promo video – so creative.

  • 50 carrie // Aug 30, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    I would love this book!

  • 51 April // Aug 30, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Sounds like an interesting book that I’d love to get my hands on.

  • 52 maltese parakeet // Aug 30, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    i think this book would be very helpful. thanks for the giveaway!

  • 53 Sarah // Aug 30, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    This would be awesome – my fingers are crossed! :)

  • 54 Cathe // Aug 30, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    I would love this book. Sounds interesting!

  • 55 Kristen // Aug 30, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    I love Oh Joy! and would be so very appreciative if I won! Thanks so much for the offer!

  • 56 Abigail // Aug 30, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    I know of quite a few fabulously creative folks who could benefit from this book. Send it my way!

  • 57 summer // Aug 30, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    I would love this book!

  • 58 Mimi // Aug 30, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    The only thing better than reading this would be winning it!

  • 59 casey // Aug 30, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    i would love to have this. i just moved to a new city, portland, and am starting my design business over. this would be soooo helpful! thanks!

  • 60 Handmade Jewelry by Peggy Li // Aug 30, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    I’d love to have a copy of this book. Part of the process is to never stop learning.

    thanks!

  • 61 Kacia // Aug 30, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Sounds like an amazing gem. Would love to have a copy! I’ve been longtime admirers of Joy and Meg.

  • 62 angie // Aug 30, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    oh, i’d love to have this book and get advice for my future shop. thank you very much!

  • 63 Linda K. // Aug 30, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity! -Linda

  • 64 Amanda // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    I love this book… been waiting for the release.

  • 65 Sherri S. // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Sounds fantastic! Thanks for the giveaway~

  • 66 Stacy // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    This book sounds like a must-have. I started a photography business earlier this year with 2 business partners and along with pooling our collective business & photography experience, the more we learn and begin to grow the more we learn what we still don’t know!

  • 67 Dallas Ann // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    This looks like a fabulous read!

  • 68 Megan S. // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Sounds like a interesting book! I would love to read it.

  • 69 kat // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Been thinking about entering craft shows for years, it’d be good to have a push. :)

  • 70 Kelly // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    I’ve been counting down to the release of this book! Freelance might be on the horizon for me, so I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

  • 71 Sarah // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    This sounds like such a useful tool! I’d love to have it at my disposal. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  • 72 scoutj // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    sounds JUST like what I could use right about now….

  • 73 A // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Great giveaway! I wish I had it 2 years ago!

  • 74 Lisa // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Oh my, I was just talking to my husband about starting a business on the side and now this showed up! The universe must be conspiring WITH me this time, yay! :)

  • 75 gina // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    fun! sounds very interesting :)

  • 76 Andriy // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Hi! I would LOVE-LOVE-LOVE-LOVE to have this book in my studio! Anyway, thanks in advance!

  • 77 Lisa // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Definitely putting this one on my reading list…loved Craft, inc!

  • 78 Lee // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    I would love to get this book! I can see it coming in handy in so many future endeavors I’ve been dreaming up. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  • 79 sam // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    i have craft, inc. … but in actuality i think this one relates even more to my field. thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  • 80 Souris // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    New mom with an entrepreneurial spirit heading back to the world of freelance! Would love some tips. :)

  • 81 Caitlin // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    This book looks great! I hadn’t heard about it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 82 Bailey // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    I would love to win a copy of this book! Great giveaway :)

  • 83 Candice // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    I would love a copy of this book!

  • 84 Marie // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    I would love to learn from the experience and valuable insight of these grand dames…now working with the jewelry and knitting fairs – my partner and I at AvalonMystCreations.com could use some guidance!

    Thanks!

  • 85 Lori // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    I’d love to win this!

  • 86 Richard L. // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Oooo, the info in this book is very insightful. With school costs being what they are I appreciate the opportunity to win the book for free, but I think even if I don’t win it still find the monies to buy it to help prepare for after (and during) school.

  • 87 Jen R // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Oooh…thanks for the giveaway!

  • 88 Helen // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    i am a college student and aspiring designer.
    i would absolutely love to own this! thanks for the opportunity.

  • 89 Genie McChane // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    … this would be awesome! thank you!

  • 90 melanie // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    This looks helpful. Thanks for the chance.

  • 91 Samantha // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    I’ve been meaning to get my hands on this book!

  • 92 Kirsten // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Would LOVE to get my hands on this down under here in Australia ! Sounds like an inspirational book !

  • 93 sherrieg // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    What a fantastic book, and perfect for both my husband’s small business, and my own!

  • 94 Mary C H // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    I love doing crafts! This book would help in more ways than none.

  • 95 Nyner // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Followed the link via Chronicle Books, would definitely be interested in winning the book. It seems like a great go-to book, and my husband and I are actually in the process of embarking on a few projects online so this is a great book to acquire either way. Thank you for offering the giveaway!

  • 96 Juliet // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Oh, I want this book so bad! I’m trying to get a freelance business off the ground and it is overwhelming! This could definitely help!

  • 97 Leah // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    What fun! sounds like a good read. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • 98 Melissa // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    I am just about to start my own business, so this would be invaluable – I just picked up Meg’s other book and the planner, too, so I know Creative, Inc., will be great!

  • 99 Teresa // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Oh, How I would love to win this book! Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

  • 100 ana szilagyi // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Winning or not I am going to read it. Tks

  • 101 S // Aug 30, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Sounds like a great collaboration. Can’t wait to read it!!

  • 102 sharon // Aug 30, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    great book, would love to win

  • 103 Trish // Aug 30, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Oh, yes! Looks like a great book, I would love it.

  • 104 Megan // Aug 30, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Oh, this would be so helpful!

  • 105 Seattlejo // Aug 30, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Sounds fabulous

  • 106 Erlyn // Aug 30, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    I love Oh Joy! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  • 107 Sally Derevan // Aug 30, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Yes, help needed here! Thanks!

  • 108 Heather // Aug 30, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    My husband and I are both freelance artists, and desperately need all the help we can get! This looks like such a great resource! I’ll check it out regardless, but I’d just love to win!

  • 109 Angela // Aug 30, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    I had not heard of this book before. It sounds like a great resource. Thanks!

  • 110 Helen // Aug 30, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    I need this book!!! Time to make money.

  • 111 Kgroovy // Aug 30, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Oh yes I really need this.

  • 112 PJ // Aug 30, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    My last kid is just off to college, so Phase II is starting for ME now. Time to put that art degree to use again! Thanks.

  • 113 mrscharlemagne // Aug 30, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Sounds like a darned swell book – I would be delighted to be gifted a copy =)

  • 114 kysha plante // Aug 30, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    I would love to own this book. I have checked it from the library and it was useful.

  • 115 Amy Tappen // Aug 30, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    I need this book!

  • 116 Andi // Aug 30, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Sounds like information I need!

  • 117 Jenny Thomas // Aug 30, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Yes please! This book sounds amazing!

  • 118 Beth // Aug 30, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Looks like a GREAT read.

  • 119 gloria // Aug 30, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    I need this too.. just wish I had it today..
    but luckily.. I came across this and your site via Chronicle Books.. wish me luck! :)

  • 120 LG // Aug 30, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Long time reader, first time commenter.

    Instead of a book comment, I’ll leave a good quote: “Some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don’t help.” Calvin, Calvin and Hobbes

  • 121 Becca Wilson // Aug 30, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Wow-this book sounds really great-what an inspiration. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy! I am working on setting up shop for my own creative business so I need some advice!

  • 122 Jessie // Aug 30, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    What a great book! I have a terminal degree in fine art photography, and STILL need help promoting and setting up the business side of things. This is a great one for everybody!!

  • 123 Brooks // Aug 30, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    I really want this book, it would be so handy for me!

  • 124 Brenda // Aug 30, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    I’d love a copy of this book!

  • 125 Kristen // Aug 30, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Winning this would be great, but either way – thanks for the tip on what looks like a great book to own!

  • 126 Lindsey // Aug 30, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Looks like a great book!

  • 127 meg // Aug 30, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    would love a copy! meg + joy are awesome!

  • 128 Theresa // Aug 30, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    I don’t have a web site yet. this book would help to get one. I design and make things now and just sell to family and friends. I want to get my own web site so that I can sell on line. I hope I win this book.

  • 129 Jaci J // Aug 30, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    This has been in my amazon shopping cart for awhile now. I was hoping to get it as a Christmas present but who says I have to wait? A more instant gratification would be much appreciated!

  • 130 Kimberly // Aug 30, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    What a fun book! I hope I win. :)

  • 131 Melissa // Aug 30, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Yes, please! I have a two-year plan and I need this to make it happen.

  • 132 jessica nordskog // Aug 30, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    I’ve been dying to get my hands on a copy of this book! Great giveaway.

  • 133 Andy // Aug 30, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    would love a copy!

  • 134 Aja // Aug 30, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    This book looks awesome! Thanks for all your great links in the Seattle area.

  • 135 Jennifer // Aug 30, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    this book looks great! i also am going to go get it if i don’t win!

  • 136 Susan // Aug 30, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Would love to have this!

  • 137 Katriena // Aug 30, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Would love to enter the contest. Looks like a great book!

  • 138 Jen // Aug 30, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    I’ve been pecking away at this very thing for over a year and would love a help manual!

  • 139 Sarah S // Aug 30, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    The book looks amazing. Thanks for the giveaway. And I loved your appearance on Craftsanity.

  • 140 Stephanie // Aug 30, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    I own “Craft, Inc.”, so it needs its buddy “Creative, Inc.” by its side. Add me to the mix!

  • 141 Vera // Aug 30, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Would love to win!

  • 142 Courtney // Aug 30, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    I would looooove this book! (emphasis on love of course :) )

  • 143 skb // Aug 30, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Count me in.
    thanks! Sarah

  • 144 Laura // Aug 30, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    I’m planning on buying this anyway, so winning it would be like a double bonus!

  • 145 Chia // Aug 30, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Pick me! I loved Craft Inc.

  • 146 Kristen // Aug 30, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    looks really interesting!

  • 147 Lauren Lee // Aug 30, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    I would love to read this book! It sounds (and looks) great! I’m. A newbie freelance graphic designer :)

  • 148 Sarah @ Daily Nibbles // Aug 30, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Oh, I need more craft creativity in my life at the moment:)

  • 149 Carla // Aug 30, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Yes please, add my name to the hat!

  • 150 Rese // Aug 30, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Any book that can give me advice on pricing and taxes is one I must have.

  • 151 Taylor // Aug 30, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    I’d really love winning this book! I follow both of these ladies and they’re just great!

  • 152 Emily // Aug 30, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Lovely giveaway! This book is everywhere lately – I’d love to snag a copy! Gracias!

  • 153 Suzy // Aug 30, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Perfect timing! Sitting right now doing a marketing plan for my freelance business. I could use the help.

  • 154 GD // Aug 30, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Keeping my fingers crossed

  • 155 Kat // Aug 30, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the suggestion :)

  • 156 Fern // Aug 30, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Ooh, I’d love to win!

  • 157 Elana // Aug 31, 2010 at 3:39 am

    I desperately need this….

  • 158 Gemma // Aug 31, 2010 at 3:41 am

    This looks fabulous and couldn’t come at a better time.

  • 159 Carmenpol // Aug 31, 2010 at 4:04 am

    I hope I win ! Go on with your nice blog.

  • 160 Darlene // Aug 31, 2010 at 4:20 am

    Oh, I need this book. Here’s hoping I win!

  • 161 Emily Lindberg // Aug 31, 2010 at 4:36 am

    looks like a great book and an amazing resource!

  • 162 Sam // Aug 31, 2010 at 4:54 am

    I’m reading Meg’s first book right now, but I’ll need something else to read soon… I hope it’s this! :)

  • 163 LisaT // Aug 31, 2010 at 4:57 am

    I could put this book to very good use, it looks like a great resource

  • 164 Beth // Aug 31, 2010 at 4:58 am

    I’d love to win this book!!

  • 165 Beth // Aug 31, 2010 at 5:01 am

    Pick me, pick me! :)

  • 166 Camila F. // Aug 31, 2010 at 5:05 am

    I’m thinking about opening an online shop so I guess that book would be perfect for me!

    :)

  • 167 Ashley // Aug 31, 2010 at 5:22 am

    I’m dying to get my hands on this book!

  • 168 Lori // Aug 31, 2010 at 5:32 am

    Oh boy! I would love to win this book. Will I have a lucky day?

  • 169 Kathleen // Aug 31, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Ooo, I could really use this…

  • 170 Nina // Aug 31, 2010 at 5:42 am

    Cool! Pick me, pick me! :)

  • 171 Lorri // Aug 31, 2010 at 6:14 am

    Just getting started so any advice from others is welcome. This book looks great.

  • 172 Shelley // Aug 31, 2010 at 6:18 am

    This book looks really awesome, can’t wait for it!!

  • 173 natalie // Aug 31, 2010 at 6:43 am

    would love this book…sounds right up my alley.

  • 174 Carla // Aug 31, 2010 at 7:01 am

    Looks like a great resource!

  • 175 Ann Martin // Aug 31, 2010 at 7:15 am

    I’d love to win this book – sounds like the kind of information I could use. Thanks for offering a copy.

  • 176 Gini // Aug 31, 2010 at 7:32 am

    I would love this!

  • 177 Kate // Aug 31, 2010 at 7:48 am

    this would be more than helpful!

  • 178 Tara // Aug 31, 2010 at 7:55 am

    This book sounds fantastic! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • 179 Kate // Aug 31, 2010 at 8:08 am

    I have a friend who is trying to get her business off the ground. What a great gift I could give her!

  • 180 Martha // Aug 31, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Ooooh! This sounds great and sounds like it would be extremely helpful. Loved her first book Craft, Inc.

  • 181 Christina // Aug 31, 2010 at 8:15 am

    Oh I would love this book! Sounds like a great read.

  • 182 Shelby // Aug 31, 2010 at 8:36 am

    I’m half way through Craft,Inc! I would love to read Creative, Inc too.

  • 183 kelly // Aug 31, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Thanks for the giveaway, Megan. I thought Craft, Inc. was such a great book — it’s nice to see this expansion on the topic.

    [Meanwhile, my first thought when I read your description: I hope I never have to fire anyone... ;) ]

  • 184 Seanna Lea // Aug 31, 2010 at 8:59 am

    This book sounds excellent. I used to do web design and I’ve also sold my knitting and other craft work. I have this sad feeling that I’ve always undersold my efforts.

  • 185 Sweet Ronit // Aug 31, 2010 at 9:01 am

    I’ve heard such great things about this book, plus I’m just starting a freelance photography business. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 186 Cathy // Aug 31, 2010 at 9:02 am

    This sounds like the kind of stuff my step-son would need to know. The book sounds great.

  • 187 Shari // Aug 31, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Sounds like just what I have been looking for – oh, please pick me.

  • 188 Elizabeth // Aug 31, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Random number generator – I’m right here! Would love this book!

  • 189 Amber // Aug 31, 2010 at 9:44 am

    I just started a photography business. I can use all the help I can get! Thanks!

  • 190 Leah Marie // Aug 31, 2010 at 9:56 am

    I would love to see what knowledge this book has to share!

  • 191 kathleen // Aug 31, 2010 at 10:48 am

    this is just what i need to get going….PLEEZ pick me!

  • 192 Jedalyn // Aug 31, 2010 at 10:54 am

    I could really use this book to jumpstart my creativity slump! Pick me! =)

  • 193 Rocio H. // Aug 31, 2010 at 10:56 am

    I am unemployed trying to get myself motivated to start, this book would be so great! Thanks for the chance!

  • 194 Jessica C // Aug 31, 2010 at 11:01 am

    What a great resource! I would love to know what it takes to be successful as a freelance designer.

  • 195 Rachel // Aug 31, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I need this book!

  • 196 Sara L. // Aug 31, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Sounds good to me! fingers crossed…

  • 197 Ariel // Aug 31, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Fingers crossed!! These gals are the bestest.

  • 198 Erica // Aug 31, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    I could really use this. Design Sponge gave it a good review too, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed, but will probably buy it if I don’t win.

  • 199 Nadine // Aug 31, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Sounds like a great book! :)

  • 200 Bette // Aug 31, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    I heard you on CraftSanity and had to check out your website. Thanks for the book give-away. How great is that!

  • 201 Nicole // Aug 31, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Oh boy, do I ever want this!

  • 202 Li // Aug 31, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Wow, it must be fate. It’s my first time here, and it has this wonderful give-away! Thank you! I will probably buy it even if I don’t win.

  • 203 Mel // Aug 31, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Sounds like a great resource! Thanks for the Giveaway!

  • 204 Kelly | Glamour This // Aug 31, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    I would love to win this book. I think it would be the kick in the ass I need to get my company going (for real) fingers crossed.

  • 205 Katherine // Aug 31, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    I could certainly use this book!

  • 206 kelli // Aug 31, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Ooh, pick me!

  • 207 Erin // Aug 31, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    I just picked up Craft Inc. and would love to have this one too! Thanks

  • 208 Jennifer // Aug 31, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Sounds like this book is just what I need!

  • 209 Stephanie // Aug 31, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    This is a book I’ve been wanting to read since I heard about it!

  • 210 Heather S // Aug 31, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    What a sweet giveaway, I’d la la LOVE to win!

  • 211 Melanie // Aug 31, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Thanks for a great giveaway!
    I totally need this for my creative endeavours (photography) and to finally promote and manage my business properly. :)

  • 212 Angela // Aug 31, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Anything I can do to improve the way I run my business :)

  • 213 Lana // Aug 31, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Sounds great, thank you for sharing :)

  • 214 Einat // Sep 1, 2010 at 1:15 am

    I’m a big fan of Joy for a long time and I admire the way she work…
    I’m sure I’ll learn a lot from this book.
    Oh Megan, I’m sending a big hello from Israel.
    I love your blog!

  • 215 Charissa // Sep 1, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Your blog is great and I really like Oh Joy as well – nice to see that connection. As a side note, the Williams and Sonoma give away on her blog is still active – what a cool thing that would be! Cheers.

  • 216 Kristin // Sep 1, 2010 at 9:55 am

    I’d read it cover to cover! Pick me. :)

  • 217 WL // Sep 1, 2010 at 10:49 am

    want!

  • 218 Amy // Sep 1, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Oh yes, please. This would be a great resource for the creative community I am a part of–all freelancers.

  • 219 Ellen // Sep 1, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Sounds like a great resource!

  • 220 Nicole // Sep 1, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    *fingers crossed!*

  • 221 Elsa // Sep 1, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Oof, if I’m not too late, I’d love to be entered in this drawing. Thanks!

  • 222 andrea // Sep 1, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    sweet! looks like a good read.