Welcome to Maker Books

Discover everything you need know to self-publish content for the how-to community. Whether you’re a knitter offering single pattern downloads, a mixed-media artist teaching through online education, a craft beer brewer sharing delicious recipes, or a fabric designer creating custom lookbooks, we can help you produce better materials.
From PDFs to print books, we’ve got you covered.

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Services

At Maker Books we believe that self-published products, whether a single pattern or full print book, are stronger with clear editorial and design direction. With our expert guidance, you’ll produce higher quality materials that shine the best light on your work.

Content Development

Our team can turn your seedling ideas into unique content tailored to your audience. We also know a few tricks for reusing your existing content in new ways. Contact us to schedule a 1:1 consultation to talk through the possibilities.

Content & copy editing

There is more to editing than making sure your commas are in the right place, particularly when it comes to the language of crafting. Our editors can support you in communicating your content in clear, concise, and accurate terms.

Photography direction

The how-to community is more reliant on visuals than any other community in the world. Your photos need to grab readers and highlight your work. We’ll coordinate with professional photographers to take your images to the next level.

Layout & Design

Strong design can take any published media from fine to fantastic. The Maker Books team can connect you with skilled craft book designers and support you in getting print-ready materials you’ll be proud to publish.

And then some

With more than 15 years experience producing content for creative communities, Maker Books can guide and coach you in every aspect of self-publishing. Whether we teach you how it’s done or you hire us to make it all happen for you, together we’ll get you delivering top-notch, professional quality materials to your audience. If your needs aren’t listed here, get in touch. Our team knows how to do more than they’re telling.

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Testimonials

Working with Kerry was awesome! She helped me focus my book concept and develop content that spoke to my market while keeping my creative vision intact. I couldn’t have been happier with my book. Plus she was just plain fun to work with!

Sara Kay H. of Poetic Crochet

Kerry is one of the great ones in a sea of good ones. She helped me in the development (and re-development!) of my first book proposal, gently guiding my ideas into a fully formed thought. I learned the “why” behind decisions instead of simply being told “no”, and through the process I grew as a designer. My book, Urban Knit Collection: 18 City-Inspired Knitting Patterns for the Modern Wardrobe, was most certainly a labor of love, and as I continue to develop projects I use Kerry whenever I can. Her knowledge and talents help to make the good designer great.

Kyle K. of Kyle William

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About

Maker Books was founded on the belief that, when you’re empowered with the right information, you can make anything. That includes professional quality, self-published books and digital media, you just need to be shown how! It’s with this notion that our head maker, Kerry Bogert, launched Maker Books in 2019. Tens of thousands of creatives hit publish on patterns, tutorials, and books every year; let us help you make yours the best it can be.

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”

—Henry David Thoreau, from Walden

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