It sounds like you have all of the positive reinforcement that you need with the GRAMMY thing and being featured in a magazine. Trust me that shyness and nervousness will all go away after your first big retailer picks up your line, you will become a seasoned pro after that.
If you don`t want to do that still, I would suggest doing a internet search for sales representatives that will sell your item for commission only. This is often a very good way to go and with the publicity you already have it should not be hard to get a rep. to take on your line.
When I started, I was nervous and scared of rejection. It all went away with my first big order, I feel like now I can sell to anybody, no matter how intimidating the situation is.
My company does initial searches to set you up a rep. network if you are interested. I know that you said you are on a budget, so I will tell you that this is something that you can do by yourself to save money.
Best of luck.
You will probably also meet reps at your Oct. trade show at Javitz. I`ve taken on a few new lines by checking out what`s new at trade shows. However, just a warning, many reps only want larger/established lines, as they don`t really want to `work` to sell their lines...they want lines w/ guaranteed sales, where retailers will be coming to them rather than vice versa. I only say this because I`ve heard it from so many of the lines I represent. However, that being said, there are many great reps out there. Just want you to be prepared.