Synopses & Reviews
Veteran travel writer Jacqueline Harmon Butler shows readers, one step at a time, how to research, write, and sell travel articles--but most importantly, she details what makes a travel article a winner.
In this new edition, Butler updates her bestselling handbook for the 21st century with helpful tips on conducting Internet research, utilizing new advancements in digital photography and finding helpful applications on mobile phones. She also helps aspiring writers navigate the changing world of publishing by exploring blogging, new travel websites, and social media, all while discussing how best to expand your platform.
She includes a brand new introduction to reflect the current state of the travel industry and the change in editors' needs. Butler covers all the nuts and bolts aspects of travel writing from pre-trip research, specific marketing strategies, and even includes 12 formats for travel articles with sure-fire appeal to editors and readers. She gives insightful and often humorous advice on pre- and post-trip topics like:
How to target your market before you begin
How to save time by doing background research before you leave
How to write queries and get assignments in advance
How to find new angles for overworked subjects
What to take along--from video equipment and laptops to travel documents
How to set up and conduct successful interviews
How to take advantage of freebies and junkets without selling out”
How to sell what you write--and then sell it again
PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS EDITIONS OF TRAVEL WRITER'S HANDBOOK
"A classic text..." —Travel Books Worldwide
"Like a well-packed suitcase, The Travel Writer's Handbook is filled with everything an aspiring travel writer will ultimately need." —Writers Connection
"Brilliant and highly informative...everything I would want to know about travel writing technique." —Carol Guanzon, Scenic World
"The best on the subject Ive ever seen." —Alice Cromie, past president of the Travel Journalists Guild
"This book is jam-packed with easy-to-read information that both new and seasoned travel writers will find helpful." —Travel Writers Exchange
"[Travel Writers Handbook] is essentially a 'how-to' book that begins at the beginning. There is no end, because youre always learning and relearning the tricks of the writing trade. But the best trick is they wrote it in an easy to read, easy to digest manner, which lays out all the necessary steps to make a successful career in the writing field." —Blogcritics.org
"...a classic guide on how to become a travel writer and sell what is written...the tips and advice in the book give a realistic picture of the preparation involved in writhing and selling travel articles." —Travel Books @ suite101
About the Author
Jacqueline Harmon Butler
is an international award-winning writer who lives in San Francisco, CA. Louise Purwin Zobel
passed away in 2008.