The Travel Writer's Handbook: How to Write - and Sell - Your Own Travel Experiences

The Travel Writer's Handbook: How to Write - and Sell - Your Own Travel Experiences

by Jacqueline Harmon Butler, Louise Purwin Zobel
     
 

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Veteran travel writer Jacqueline Harmon Butler shows readers how to research, write, and sell travel articles—but most importantly, she details what makes a travel article a winner.

In this seventh edition, Butler updates her bestselling handbook for the 21st century with helpful tips on the following:

Internet research

new advancements in digital

Overview

Veteran travel writer Jacqueline Harmon Butler shows readers how to research, write, and sell travel articles—but most importantly, she details what makes a travel article a winner.

In this seventh edition, Butler updates her bestselling handbook for the 21st century with helpful tips on the following:

Internet research

new advancements in digital photography

great mobile phone apps

blogging and social media

expanding your platform

Butler covers all the nuts and bolts of travel writing from pre-trip research to specific marketing strategies, and even includes 12 formats for travel articles with sure-fire appeal to editors and readers. She gives insightful advice on 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 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

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
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 I’ve 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 Writer’s Handbook] is essentially a 'how-to' book that begins at the beginning. There is no end, because you’re 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572841314
Publisher:
Agate
Publication date:
04/03/2012
Edition description:
Seventh Edition
Pages:
350
Sales rank:
595,884
Product dimensions:
2.30(w) x 3.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Jacqueline Harmon Butler is an international award-winning writer who lives in San Francisco, CA. Louise Purwin Zobel passed away in 2008.

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