Articles about J. Robert Whittle books seen in New York media

Posted by on Friday, February 17th, 2017 in Marketing, Self-Publishing

Reposted from 20111: Amazing news from a visitor to Victoria, BC today … she stopped to talk to Robert at his Bastion Square Market stand and said she had just moved here recently from New York (now that is an interesting move!). He started to tell her about the books and she said there was […]

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Selling your book to Schools and Libraries – Part 1

Posted by on Sunday, October 16th, 2011 in Libraries, Marketing, Self-Publishing

Barbara Techel and Nancy Humphries have written two very useful books on this subject. Class Act: Sell More Books Through School and Library Appearances (117 pgs.) by Barbara Techel Marketing Your Book to Libraries, An Insiders Guide for Authors  (153 pgs.) by Nancy Humphries I loved this quote so I borrowed it from her website. […]

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Part 3: Can a self-published author (of fiction) succeed?

Posted by on Thursday, September 15th, 2011 in Marketing, Self-Publishing

Yes, we made mistakes … I have only just begun this new blog format on my own website which has been around for many years. I seem to feel a need to share with you my 13+ years worth of experiences, yes, including our mistakes! If this introduces more people to our books in the […]

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Part 2: Can a self-published author (of fiction) succeed?

Posted by on Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 in Marketing, Self-Publishing

Publishing our first book, Lizzie: Lethal Innocence Our first book was ‘Lizzie‘ and the print run was 500 copies (Dec 1998). This was the recommended ‘test’ print run in those days (pre POD) and was the only printing we have ever had to borrow money for … and it was our own!!  “Part 1” explained […]

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Marketing Tips for the Frugal Self-Publisher

Posted by on Thursday, September 8th, 2011 in Marketing, Self-Publishing

The role of a writer/author in this 21st century is one of hard work and fabulous rewards–not necessarily monetary rewards unless you are exceedingly fortunate, but your life will change as you attend meetings, readings, conferences etc., and meet hundreds, perhaps thousands of people who are in awe of you for even completing a book. […]

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