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Something About Me and My Book:
Barbara Techel is the author of the multi-award winning Frankie, the Walk ‘N Roll Dog book series. When her dachshund, Frankie, suffered a spinal injury, Barbara had her custom-fitted for a wheelchair. Frankie persevered, and Barbara realized the beautiful opportunity she had to share Frankie and give others hope and inspiration to be the best they can be. Along with sharing Frankie’s story with children, Barbara and Frankie routinely volunteer as a therapy dog team at a local hospital, senior assisted facility, and hospice community, spreading joy wherever they go.
Barbara and Frankie’s story featured in Dogs and the Women Who Love Them: Extraordinary True Stories of Love, Healing, and Inspiration published by New World Library. This book was recommended by Oprah’s O Magazine in November 2010. Their story has also appeared in Every Dog Has a Gift by Rachel McPherson, published by Tarcher/Penguin, Woman’s World, The American Dog, and Dog Living magazine. Barbara’s series have won many awards including awards from USA Book News and Dog Writer’s of America.
Barbara is active as author, publisher, educator, speaker, and volunteer promoting the message that all disabled animals can live quality lives if given a chance.
Barbara is a member of Midwest Independent Publishers Association, Independent Book Publishers Association, Dog Writer’s Association of America and Wisconsin Regional Writer’s Association.

Librarian and Children’s Book Author Combine Expertise To Help Authors with a special Sell Your Books to Schools and Libraries book-package offer

Libraries are the biggest book market in the US. There are nearly 110,000 school and public libraries in this country, and 100,000 public schools. To sell or even donate your book to libraries and classrooms, your need to know how to approach teachers and librarians. Together these two guides from Techel and Humphreys offer multiple ways to promote an author’s books to librarians, teachers, and the readers both groups serve.


Class Act: Sell More Books Through School and Library Author Appearances by Barbara Techel is the definitive guide to promoting your message and selling books to school and libraries. And it’s not just for children’s book authors. It’s the ultimate how-to manual for authors of any title of interest to these audiences. It offers step-by-step instructions to help you:

  • Spread the message you were passionate to write about in the first place
  • Get recognized as an expert speaker
  • Book speaking gigs and personal appearances
  • Use Skype to give book talks anywhere in the world
  • And ultimately, sell more books


Marketing Your Book to Libraries: An Insider’s Guide for Authors by Nancy K. Humphreys is the comprehensive guide to marketing any kind of book to any kind of library in the US. This how-to guide will help authors build a customized strategic marketing plan that fits their book(s)

  • Structure your content, title and subtitle, cover, and internal design to sell to libraries
  • Get the kind of book reviews you need to catch the eye of teachers and librarians
  • Find and target the school and public librarians most likely to buy your book
  • Create a successful targeted direct-mail campaign to librarians and teachers
  • Use multiple format(s) for selling more copies of your book to libraries

This one time only $21.95 two-book-special-offer package includes:  Class Act: Sell More Books Through School and Library Author Appearances, by Barbara Techel, instant-download PDF, 118 pages with index (2011), regular price $9.95, and Marketing Your Book to Libraries, An Insider’s Guide for Authors, by Nancy K. Humphreys, instant-download PDF, 149 pages (2011), introductory price $24.95, for a total savings of $12.95.


More information available at Barbara Techel’s website at or Nancy Humphreys’ website at

Special offer is available October 1st through October 15th only!


Nancy Humphreys is a librarian with 20 years experience in buying tens of thousands of books for college, university, public, and non-profit libraries. Her employers have included the University of Wisconsin system, University of California at Berkeley, the Oakland, California Public Library, the Pacific Asia Travel Association and the Marin Institute for AOD Prevention. In addition, Nancy is a published author of two library reference books, and is a back-of-the-book indexer at Wordmaps Indexing.


Barbara Techel, award-winning author of Frankie the Walk ‘N Roll Dog book series, has visited over 300 schools, libraries and organizations in Wisconsin, as well as numerous schools via the technology of Skype. Barbara’s highly popular presentation has won the praises of hundreds of teachers, librarians, and club organizers. Barbara is also a speaker and publisher.

Since before her first book was published, Barbara has worked tirelessly to promote her books and the positive message they embody. She has garnered coverage for her story from local, regional and national media through these efforts, and continues to develop and refine her marketing message and approach.


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Just came across a website for writers I thought other writers would be interested in. Always good to network and get your title out in the cyberspace world as often as you can. It is called,

Check it out!

Posted on October 3, 2007 at 1:24pm

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At 11:38am on February 19, 2009, Bert Martinez said…
Hello, I'm Bert Martinez, I'm looking to network with success minded authors. If you would like my free report 30 Strategies for Selling More Books just fill out the form below. I look forward to networking with you and if there is anything that I can help you with please do not hesitate to contact me.

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At 10:11am on October 29, 2008, Aidana WillowRaven said…
My book signing Saturday was a success... Read more and see pics on my latest blog post.

Also, check out my latest cover for the JGDS (Junior Geography Detective Squad) children's mystery state book series:

Isn't my job cool?

Aidana WillowRaven
IM: willowraven.illustration
At 12:02pm on January 29, 2008, Barbara Techel said…
So sorry to hear about the loss of your two dachsies. It is so hard to lose them. I truly understand. The picture of the dog on your site is absolutely adorable!!
Thanks for the comment and invite.
At 11:04am on January 29, 2008, Brian L Porter said…
Hi Barbara,

Love your dachsy. I had two until last year, then lost both Candy and Sophie in th space of months. i now have three beautiful little terriers, but will never forget my little girls.
At 9:48am on January 28, 2008, Anita Davison said…
Hi Barbara

If you have a moment on a sleepy January Monday, do drop by my latest interview at Unusual Historical Blogspot.

There's a copy of Duking Days Rebellion being offered in a draw too.

Unusual Historicals Blogspot
At 11:10pm on November 20, 2007, Satis Shroff Lecturer, Writer said…
Oh, what a fate that your dachshund developed paralysis, the poor lady. It really is a challenge for you but I'm sure you'll master the situation and make the best of it for you and her.
At 9:54am on October 22, 2007, Anita Davison said…
Hello Barbara,
Thanks so much for adding me. I will stop by your website and find out more about you. What a lovely idea to write an inspirational story about your dog.
At 11:54pm on September 23, 2007, padma narayanswamy said…
Good luck to your venture
At 1:55pm on September 22, 2007, Colleen Breuning said…
Oh, that's so sad about your sweet dog. But what a great story! I wish you all the best with your book.
At 6:36am on September 22, 2007, Robyn said…
No problem. Sounds like you love animals and kids.

I like how you mention the message of hope. If you know the story of Pandora's box, I think it's highly appropriate and that we need a whole lot more of that. With it, problems are not so big.

Take care.

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