Regular readers will know that my professional transition from print guidebook publishing to the web is still very much in its infancy. My experience is rooted in a world of well-established publishing schedules, editorial style guides, procedures and decades of travel writing experience embodied by a community of writers, plus translators, editors, photographers and factcheckers [read more]
I’m feeling reflective about pitches and travel features, and have spent time this week revisiting and reviewing my contacts list. And with World Travel Market on the horizon in November it’s a prime time to focus on the type of leads and people that really deliver.
With my background in guidebooks, my professional network consists [read more]
We got a heads-up from ex-Written Road contributor Kelly Amabile, of some cool travel related events in NYC this October. Although the events do not talk about travel-writing directly, they involve some great travel-writers who will be talking about their books:
1) Wednesday, October 8 at 7pm: Stephanie Elizondo Griest reads from her new travel memoir [read more]
If you’ve crafted your inspiring, sometimes hilarious, sometimes heart rendering, memoir of weeks, months or years spent travelling the continents of the world then it’s definitely time to design a cover for it, get it out there and take a stab at getting published. Having a travel book published is the holy-grail for most [read more]
Founded in 1960, the British Guild of Travel Writers (BGTW) is an association of over 270 professional writers, editors, photographers, producers, radio and television presenters involved in the world of travel. You’ll find Guild members names in by-lines to articles featured everywhere throughout the British press, on imprint pages of countless guidebooks and increasingly [read more]
As a reader and editor, I’ve always had slightly more of a leaning towards travel literature than fact-focused guidebooks. Of course, both genres do have different jobs to fulfil; travel books’ rich, subjective descriptions inspire us to visit far-flung places and then, once you’ve visited and with every subsequent book you read, writers’ differing responses [read more]
Travel writer Rolf Potts just finished a Virtual Tour, doing numerous interviews all across the blogosphere, to celebrate the release of his new book Marco Polo Didn’t Go There: Stories and Revelations From One Decade as a Postmodern Travel Writer. There is loads of good stuff out there as a result. Here is a [read more]
In case you are one of those handful of aspiring travel-writers who are living off an inheritance, married to a celebrity, or have a sugar-daddy (or mommy!) at their beck and call, perhaps you might be interested in taking a train trip with Paul Theroux for the grand sum total of $12,975.
The journey covers 4,200 [read more]
After a three day weekend — two of which I didn’t even check my email — it’s a little difficult to get back into the swing of things. Plus Labor Day is always an annoying indicator that summer is almost over. But fortunately the end of summer means the coming of fall and you know [read more]
If you’re in the city Wednesday July 23, you might want to go to the first Restless Legs Reading Series.
You’ll hear writer Tony Perrottet talk about his quest to find Napoleon’s penis, and Cullen Thomas ead from his account of being in a South Korean prison. It’s at happy hour and it’s free!
Where: [read more]
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