Whether you've got your manuscript written, or you're still mulling over the story line for your first, second, or third travel book, it's never too early to start researching publishers. Which houses are putting out books similar to yours? Where do you see your book fitting in? Narrowing your market can save you time, money, and energy at later stages in the game if you do your home work ahead of time.
So, where to start? Publishers Weekly has a list of Travel Titles for Spring and Summer 2003. This list not only lets you know which books are coming soon, but you can also take this alphabetical list of publishers and see what kinds of books they’re doing this year. Guidebooks, memoirs, historical, pop culture, etc.