by Craig Stark

18 May 2009

How to Print T-Shirts for Fun and Profit

At first glance, you might be scratching your chin on this one - a 40-year-old book on how to print T-shirts for fun and profit is actually worth something today?

Well, yes - and no. Author Scott Fresener started a T-shirt business in 1969, the story goes, with a paltry $500 investment and quickly built it into something special. Nine years later he published a how-to book that was also special, so much so that it sold over 100,000 copies. As with many other books we've featured here, some guys have a gift to teach, and Fresener is one of them. How to Print T-Shirts for Fun and Profit is an exceptional teaching tool and thus standard guide in the field - and has been for decades.

More recent revisions (in 2000 and 2008) have addressed technological advances and other changes in the business, but guess what. Even the 1978 first edition is still a strong seller, likely because those T-shirt guys have a weakness for nostalgia too!

You'll see 100 profit-producing books like this every 3 months in BookThink's Quarterly Market Report of Common, Profitable Books, each one presented in a clear format with bibliographic essentials and links to photos. Here is the actual entry for How to Print T-Shirts for Fun and Profit, #81 in QMR, issue #6:

AUTHOR: Scott O. Fresener
PLACE: Scottsdale, AZ
COPYRIGHT DATE: 1978, 2000, 2008
IMPRINT: Southwest Screen Print Industries, St Books
ISBN or LCCN: 0963947419
ISBN-13: 978-0963947413
BINDING: Softcover

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