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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Scouts are Out!

August has been a busy month for the PromoFrenzyTeam! We've been part of a huge team effort to help people find our shops and items on Etsy.com

For many of us that has meant increased exposure and sales! Even though August hasn't been exactly the greatest month of sales that I've had, but it has been an encouraging month. Why?

Well, I've learned at least one thing this month. That even if sales are slow, I need to remember that the SCOUTS ARE OUT. Yes, the scouts are out searching through the thousands  of etsy shops looking for unique items that they need to feature in their magazines, books, etc.

They may be looking for the just the item that you have created or designed. I had really given that little thought until last week when a well known publisher from New York City contacted me though an Etsy  convo asking about my eBook, "Vintage Ice Creams, Heirloom Recipes".

Yes, I about passed out. At first I thought it must be some type of scam as they were asking me to provide a hard copy of my ebook to them for review. However, since I am sceptical to just send a copy  to someone that is asking for it, I decided to make sure that this wasn't a scam. So I asked her to provide a phone number where she could be reached later in the day.

Sure enough she fired back an email with the phone number. I checked the phone number out with the publisher's website and sure enough it was legitimate. I was really excited then, but a bit nervous to talk to a big book publisher. The phone rang into the main switchboard at the publishing house, then listed off the names and extentions of the important company contacts. Sure enough her name was on the list, so I rang into her office. A nice young lady answered and we had a relaxed business conversation about the content of my eBook and what they needed from me.

She said it sounded like what their buyers were looking for, but that she needed a copy to submit to them. I could bypass any of the usual requirements like a querey letter, etc. just sent them a PDF copy right away. Well I can tell you that as soon as I got off the phone the PDF copy of my eBook was on it's way via email to the publisher. :)

I don't know how long it will be before I hear anything back from them but I'm assuming it will be a considerable amount of time. And, even if they don't choose to use any of my eBook, I feel really good that they choose to inquire into it and contact me. I feel more comfortable talking to a publisher now and may start writing something else in the future.

So PromoFrenzyTeam mates......even if your sales aren't what you desire.....remember that "The Scouts are Out" there looking and they may just find you!
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1) jQjewelrydesigns.etsy.com - 15% off all items over $20

2) Galla15.etsy.com - 30% off all items over $20

3) SymbolicImports.etsy.com - 25% off orders over $10 (some exclusions apply)

4) CalliopeAZCreations.etsy.com - 20% off everything in the shop

5) KrystalsJewelry.etsy.com - 20% off orders over $20

6) SunnyCrystals.etsy.com - 'Summer Special Offer' section - items already reduced plus buy 2 or more of my 3D Decoupage Cards and receive 10% Discount (refunds via paypal)

7) CrochetedbyCharlene.etsy.com - 20% off all orders

8) NewCreationz.etsy.com - 20% off everything Plus free gift Plus entry in to a draw for a voucher to my shop

9) DellCoveSpices.etsy.com - 5% off everything in the shop

10) BountyofBeads.etsy.com - 20% to 25% off Lampwork Beads, Sterling Silver and Polymer Clay Beads (no coupon coded needed, I am using etsyonsale)

11) PaintedMemoriesByRos.etsy.com - 15% off these sections - BLANK CARD SETS, MATTED CARDS and FRAMED CARDS (also using etsyonsale, no coupon)

12) Bijibijoux.etsy.com - Use coupon code frenzyspecial for 10% off any purchase $8 & UP PLEASE

13) TurtleXIII.etsy.com - 15% off entire purchase, NOT INCLUDING destash which is already super cheap

14) delightfulprints.etsy.com - 15% off everything in my shop, does not include custom orders

15) CrimsonHill.etsy.com - 15% off any order over $10, before shipping with team code.

16) nangatesdesigns.etsy.com - 15% off everything in shop

17) Sewinggranny.etsy.com - 15% off everything in my shop

18) MoanasUniqueDesigns.etsy.com - 10% discount on orders $20 and under, 15% discount on orders over $20

19) lindab142.etsy.com - 10% off of all combined purchases over $15 dollars (except destash and paper items)

20) prodigycrafts.etsy.com - 20% off everything in my shop

21) cigarboxbeads.etsy.com- 20% off everything over $30.

22) vervecolor.etsy.com - 20% off everything in shop before shipping

23) rabbitdogprints.etsy.com- 20% off everything in shop before shipping

24) bloomandbling.etsy.com - 15% off everything in shop before shipping

25) Prittyfy.etsy.com – 15% off any order $20 and up (excluding shipping)

26) iaFlowerPower.etsy.com – 20% off any order $20 and up (excluding shipping)

27) Camillescloset.etsy.com- 15% off any order.

28) TheMayFlower.etsy.com - 20% off on any item in shop (sale price already applied! no need for a coupon code!)

29) Five0101.etsy.com - 15% off on any item in shop.

30) PowersOfLove.etsy.com - 25% off your purchase.

31) BellaTheBead.etsy.com - 15% off purchase of $20 or more (excluding shipping)

32) IdeasBloom.etsy.com - 15% off purchase before shipping

33) KrisKraftnMore.etsy.com - 10% off photography prop orders (before shipping). Buy three patterns get one free.

34) CrystalPhotography.etsy.com - In stock section is 30% off. (Prices already reduced via etsyonsale).

35.) cindydidit.etsy.com - use FRENZYSPECIAL to enjoy 20% off

36.) RomanticThoughts.etsy.com - 15% OFF everything in shop, before shipping

37.) Impactjewelry.etsy.com - 15% off all purchases (before shipping)

38.) ToyStoryNutty.etsy.com (Kater's Acres) - 10% off store prices before shipping

39. justByou.etsy.com - 10% off everything in our shop

40.) desertshinejewelry.etsy.com - 15% off everything in our shop before shipping

41) TheCraftingPlace.etsy.com - 20% off everything in our shop OR Free shipping on orders $20 or more (order must still be $20 or more once coupon is applied)

42) Galla15whatnots.etsy.com - 15% off of all orders over $25 dollars!

43) AshlynDesign.etsy.com - up to 20% off all in-stock jewelry designs (coupon not needed, prices are already reduced)

44) GlitterbirdGlamour.etsy.com - 15% off of all orders

45) craftycreations81.etsy.com - 10% off all orders

46) www.etsy.com/shop/TownandCountryVntage -25% off any item (before shipping and DOES NOT include clearance items).

47) kellyjsorenson.etsy.com ~Kelly Designs~ 20% off all PreMade Logo Designs! Prices already reduced, no coupon needed :)

48) babypenguincreations.etsy.com - 25% off any order $10 or more!

49) laugingpenguincreations.etsy.com - 25% off any order $10 or more!

50) magdamagda.etsy.com - 25% off anything in "ready to ship" section plus free gift

51) IsabellesAttic.etsy.com- 15% off everything!

52) uniquecozytreasures.etsy.com- 5% off everything over $25. All orders receive FREE my eBook, "Vintage Ice Creams".

53) Lostlemonade.etsy.com - 15% off total sales. LostLemonade Club members receive additional 5% off total sales.

54) Uglyducklingbeads.etsy.com - 20% off selected items, listed in the MegaPromoFrenzy section of shop.

55) Greenhouseglassworks.esty.com - 20% off any item that is $20.00 or more....and a free gift with all orders!                   





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