BJDs for Beginners - the book

by Alison Rasmussen


Ball-Jointed Dolls for Beginners: Finding the Doll of Your Dreams
We've had a surge of new readers to the blog within the past month, so I'd like to introduce you to my book, Ball-Jointed Dolls for Beginners.

Do you feel like you're too young, too old, too poor, too clumsy, too stuck in your ways, or too afraid to buy a ball-jointed doll? Do you have too many other types of dolls to add one more to your collection? Do you think BJDs are for advanced collectors only? Do you feel like they are exclusive? Too breakable for your household?

They aren't. There is a brand and size for every budget. You're never too old to get into a new hobby. In fact, if you've always been mesmerized by the eerily realistic glance of these lovely modern dolls, first introduced into the mass market by Volks in 1999, don't despair. My book, Ball-Jointed Dolls for Beginners, was written with you in mind.

I'll introduce you to the ball-jointed doll's history and terms and definitions, help you discover your style and aesthetic, and then guide you through the budgeting and ordering process. I'll help you get connected to the BJD community (online and in person). Plus, you'll be have a visual manual of how to care for your doll.

It's easier than you think, and it's within your reach.

My book is available from CreateSpace directly, from Amazon.com (you can peek inside the book with Amazon's Look Inside feature), Denver Doll Emporium, the Doll Peddlar, and Think Pink in the Netherlands.

I will be attending the San Diego BJD Convention on November 5 if you'd like to introduce yourself. I will be the one with black and turquoise hair and a smile.