Feels Like a Monday at Travelers' Tales

By: on April 6, 2005 | # | Comments (0)

I rolled into the office in Palo Alto this morning around 11:30 after dealing with a dead car battery. I gave James the Heisman hand instead of a hug, like he usually does to me when his ribs are broken. After saying good morning, he exclaimed:

"I feel like I'm hungover, you look like you're hungover, and Larry IS hungover!"

Susan would tell you that there's nothing glam about travel book publishing, but she's hacking up phlegm.


Travelers' Tales in the Spotlight

By: on March 22, 2005 | # | Comments (2)

I know, they're always in the limelight with me, but lots is going on. The new Best Travel Writing 2005 is out, we got a stellar review in ForeWord including some quote time for me, Michael is doing more events with Pico Iyer, and James was on a Gadling podcast. Read their newsie here if you didn't get it this morning.

Announcing The Best Travel Writing 2005!

The Best Travel Writing 2005Travelers' Tales is launching its second annual volume of best travel writing, The Best Travel Writing 2005, on Thursday, March 24, 7 p.m. at Book Passage in Corte Madera, California. TT Executive Editor Larry Habegger will discuss the ideas behind the series and introduce contributors Michael Shapiro, Kathryn Kefauver, Chellis Ying, and Leilani Marie Labong, who will read their stories from the book. Join us for an entertaining evening of great travelers' tales.

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Travelers' Tales Moves to Palo Alto

By: on January 20, 2005 | # | Comments (1)
Today is moving day. San Francisco to Palo Alto, CA. There is so much work to do book-wise, packing-wise, and...

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NEED: Cover Photo for The Thong Also Rises

By: on January 18, 2005 | # | Comments (7)
Hey everybody, just in case you have anything...we are in need of a photo to use on the cover of...

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A Sense of Place Book Tour Continues in Seattle with Rick Steves! 

By: on November 9, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
This is a guest post by Michael Shapiro. Grey skies and an election hangover didn't dampen the mood at Seattle's...

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Back to Back Book Deals: Get Your Stories & Tips In!

By: on November 5, 2004 | # | Comments (6)
I'm thrilled to announce that I'm getting back to back book deals with Travelers' Tales. Humor books are working and...

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Whose Panties on a Bestseller List

By: on November 3, 2004 | # | Comments (1)
Being back at the TT office gets me into the news first hand. Whose Panties Are These? was just ranked...

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San Francisco Adventure in Travel Expo

By: on September 27, 2004 | # | Comments (6)
San Francisco Adventure in Travel Expo October 8-10 San Mateo County Expo Center Small myth. I will not be there....

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Around the world in more than 75 anthologies

By: on July 11, 2004 | # | Comments (1)
It sure was fun to wake up this morning, reach for the Sunday Travel section, and find a big article...

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North Beach Festival

By: on June 18, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
Oh man, I'm missing the North Beach Festival! It's this weekend in San Francisco and I'll be at UCLA for...

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BEA 2004: A Different POV

By: on June 9, 2004 | # | Comments (0)
Thanks to Andie for sending in this ">BEA commentary from author and blogger Douglas Rushkoff. I'll have to read more...

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BEA 2004: ForeWord Awards

By: on June 5, 2004 | # | Comments (4)
ForeWord Magazine, a bi-monthly publication dedicated to reviewing books from independent publishers, announced their 2004 book awards yesterday at BEA....

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Travelers' Tales is 10 Years Old: Come Celebrate!

By: on March 3, 2004 | # | Comments (3)
That's right, Travelers' Tales is celebrating one whole decade in travel book publishing! It's shocking. I met Larry Habegger at...

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Editing Whose Panties Are These

By: on January 11, 2004 | # | Comments (3)
I'm in full gear editing the sequel to Sand in My Bra. I checked in with Travelers' Tales this week,...

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Sand in Montreal: Chapters and Indigo

By: on July 17, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
We're here! Me and the 200+ pounds of promotional material. Going through customs was a mixed bag. The first man,who...

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Nothing but Good News

By: on July 2, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Sand in My Bra was named the 2nd best selling book for June at Wide World Books & Maps in...

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Sand Pics From Powell's

By: on June 30, 2003 | # | Comments (2)
Last week I posted that I had been to Powell's in Portland and found copies of Sand in My Bra...

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Making it All Work

By: on June 24, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
I didn't know what to write about today. Hence the post at 3pm. This weekend I got a call back...

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Sand on the Shelves

By: on June 23, 2003 | # | Comments (4)
I spent the weekend in Portland and got the opportunity to introduce some friends to Powell's Bookstore. We joked ahead...

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Sand Out the Door

By: on June 19, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
Good news from Susan at TT. She says that we're through with our initial print run of 10,000 and half...

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Blitzing for Sand

By: on June 16, 2003 | # | Comments (2)
I'm hired! Travelers' Tales wants to make the most of this crucial launch period for Sand in My Bra, so...

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Reviews of Sand

By: on June 15, 2003 | # | Comments (3)
It's great to see and hear people talking about Sand in My Bra. Susan called yesterday to let me know...

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Sand at North Beach Festival

By: on June 14, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Travelers' Tales lovers Krista, Tara, Kathy, and Tanya are helping Larry Habegger with our annual appearance at the North Beach...

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Sand on the Booksense Bestseller List

By: on June 13, 2003 | # | Comments (7)
Bill Bryson, Paul Theroux, Calvin Trillin, Isabel Allende, Jennifer L. Leo in that order for spots 3-7 of the top...

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Sand at Distant Lands

By: on June 10, 2003 | # | Comments (6)
Wow, what a great event! Louann from Distant Lands had stopped by the Travelers' Tales booth at BEA a few...

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Getting Set Up at BEA

By: on May 30, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
Krista, Susan, and Alex had a fairly simple time setting up the booth today. Comparatively to the past few years...

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An Overview Tour at BEA

By: on May 29, 2003 | # | Comments (2)
Since I've been blabbering so much about coming to BEA, and there are a handful of you that have taken...

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Travelers' Tales at BEA

By: on May 28, 2003 | # | Comments (2)
Travelers' Tales will be at booth #3756 Friday - Sun at the Book Expo of America. Jen Leo will be...

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I Stand Corrected

By: on April 21, 2003 | # | Comments (0)
Hey Everybody, I'm glad that you got something out of the recent post, "Last Call for Hyenas." Larry corrected me...

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Last Call for Hyenas

By: on April 19, 2003 | # | Comments (3)
Hyenas Laughed at Me And Now I Know Why is the next humor book for Travelers' Tales. While the guidelines...

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TT is for Total Teamwork

By: on April 10, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
Yesterday I got an email from a leading women's tour company and put together a sales pitch letter that I've...

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Glory Days

By: on April 5, 2003 | # | Comments (2)
My childhood friend Heather and I used to talk about the Glory Days being when we were going out with...

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Namebuilding -- Covering All the Bases

By: on February 5, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
I'm back at Travelers' Tales after a great breakfast with James O'Reilly, our publisher. He's been a mentor and friend...

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H e l l o Travelers' Tales!

By: on February 4, 2003 | # | Comments (1)
I took the Greydog overnight from Eugene to San Francisco and it was as easy as it gets with both...

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James O'Reilly recommends M.F.K. Fisher

By: on November 18, 2002 | # | Comments (1)
James O'Reilly, publisher of Travelers' Tales sent an email today to the TT staff, raving about M.F.K. Fisher. I thought...

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New-Larry Habegger posts on Written Road

By: on July 17, 2002 | # | Comments (0)
Hi Everybody, I just wanted to let you know that I've invited Larry Habegger to be a guest poster on...

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TT Deadline

By: on July 15, 2002 | # | Comments (0)
Well, today is the deadline for the women's humor book for Travelers' Tales. I still have to think of a...

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Don't wait...the eloquent version

By: on July 5, 2002 | # | Comments (0)
The Travelers' Tales July newsletter is out, and Publihser James O'Reilly relates what I was talking about in "Indpendence Day"...

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Listen to stories from A Woman's Path being read on the radio!

By: on June 7, 2002 | # | Comments (0)
Good news came in yesterday for A Woman's Path... A Fairbanks, Alaska-based Shakespeare company called McRobenolt Clan Presents will read...

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Travelers' Tales Submission Call!

By: on May 22, 2002 | # | Comments (4)
Hey travel writers, Here is the current list of books that Travelers' Tales is taking submissions for. Before you submit,...

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Book Expo America, NYC...getting there & the set up

By: on May 16, 2002 | # | Comments (0)
The entry to New York City and checking in to our hotel was exhausting...three hours from the airport. The city...

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Intern opening at Travelers' Tales

By: on April 23, 2002 | # | Comments (0)
Krista, the senior publicist at Travelers' Tales is about to hit the market with an ad for a PR &...

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