Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Ira Mency Says This is a Must Read Book for Handmade Artists & Etsians by an Etsian Timothy Adam of Handmadeology

I rushed out to and preordered this book last night:


Content = Priceless.

Tim Adam of TimothyAdamDesigns on Etsy (a metal artist with close to 2000 sales) is sharing his tips, tricks and sage advice for Etsy sellers, packing into this book full of 200 pages with a very low preorder price on Amazon.
Tim's wonderful metal designs include jewelry trees, ie: Japanese Cherry Tree in his Etsy shop.
I am personally endorsing and promoting this book because I believe you have to be successful on Etsy to tell others how to do it.  I have learned SO MUCH from Tim.  Just when I thought his own words would be enough to fill a book, he took it a step further. 

He revealed last night on his live blog chat on Handmadeology last night,  this book contains interviews with the 8 top Etsy sellers and 12 top bloggers in the handmade and design scene!  This information I am dying to know! 

For those of you who don't know, Handmadeology is a site by Tim, for the handmade community. It's a site where you can learn, connect, and talk about selling handmade things online.  It seems as though I hear about some things FIRST there that I wouldn't find elsewhere. 

Tim used social media to grow his site rapidly.  By trial and error, interviewing, and research,  he learned what works and what doesn't to drive customers to your website, or Etsy store. This is why I trust this book will be wonderful.  I honestly can't wait for it to come out, publish date is set for March 2011 but the preorder price is now!

According to the Amazon description below, some of the social networking info is included:

Product Description

In a world where most products are manufactured by machines, Etsy offers an online platform for makers of handmade products and crafts to market and sell their goods to a vast network of buyers who demand unique, genuine products. To date, the site has attracted over 400,000 sellers who collectively have sold over 30 million items, generating more than $180.6 million in revenue. The only resource of its kind, How to Make Money Using Etsy--written by Tim Adam who has successfully been selling his products all over the world through his Etsy shop since 2007--guides readers step-by-step through the many stages of selling online. How-to topics include:
  • Establish your Etsy shop
  • Effectively photograph your products
  • Post your products to optimize visibility and increase sales
  • Brand your business
  • Use social media like blogs, Twitter, and Facebook to connect with buyers and grow your business

Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley (March 22, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470944560
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470944561

Don't miss out, PREORDER NOW!


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