And while I’m thinking about making and makers, I just read Makers: The New Industrial Revolution.
I really enjoyed this book. The first part of the book is a call to arms for people who make stuff, and the new technologies enabling makers.
I’m not sure to what extent the book applies to what I do with book making, as it doesn’t scale very well. A desktop CNC milling machine isn’t going to help me make books any faster, although I think a laser cutter might come in useful. But being able to sell books straight from my little shed to an international audience via my Etsy shop, well that it kinda neat.
The rest of the book is an interesting mediation on how new production and sales methods could revolutionise the manufacturing industry.
And while I’m not making things (yet) I’ll post a link to a nice article about some guys who are making things: knives in this case.
The passion for what they do is clear in this article. It’s the kind of thing that makes me want to get back to making things.
It’s been a few weeks since I last posted, and since I last made any books.
I only have one day a week I can use to get much done, and if anything else comes up and eats my day off, like school holidays, then there’s a whole week gone.
With a bit of luck, I’ll get back to it soon.
In the mean time, here’s a great article I found on pricing books.
I may have to revise my prices again.