Many of you know Knotions because you were readers when we first published back in 2008. Some of you learned about Knotions afterwards because you liked a pattern or a tutorial. And some are learning about Knotions for the first time.
Regardless, it’s a reasonable question to ask – Why Should I Publish in Knotions?
Here are some of the things that we do when accepting a pattern for publishing:
- Professionally tech edit
- We check for accuracy (should be 10 instead of 9) and consistency (saying sts everywhere instead of stitches in some places)
- Chart layout
- If your design has chart(s) we lay them out and confirm that they’re correct and easy to read. You can submit a photo of a hand-drawn chart.
- Again, you can submit a hand-drawn schematic. We’ll take care of laying it out and making it readable.
- Photo editing
- We’ll crop and zoom in to tell a story with your design, Send us good-quality photos and we’ll do the rest.
- Rights are shared after a few months
- Rights revert to shared after your design is no longer in the current issue.
- Publicize your design in ads and social media
- We may choose to feature your design in our marketing campaign.
In addition to what we do for with your pattern when you publish with Knotions, here are a few additional things you get:
- Your design published in a high-quality site and associated with your name.
- The publicity of a launch.
- A preview of the entire issue so you can review what your pattern looks like, give us any final feedback and get a peek of what else is being featured in the issue.
- You get paid for your pattern – Knotions currently pays between 75 and 200 USD for each pattern.
- You can be confident that your pattern will remain live indefinitely. Even when we stopped publishing new patterns the site remained live.
- We’re still on the first page for many searches in Google. We’re currently 3rd for “knit short rows” (this is a live search so it could be different).
If you’re convinced this is a good decision for your business, read our Submission Guide. And if you’re still undecided, feel free to drop us a line and we can talk through your questions. As I always say, it’s only good if it’s good for both of us.