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

Overview


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

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Overview


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
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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572847002
  • Publisher: Agate
  • Publication date: 4/10/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Seventh Edition
  • Pages: 350
  • Sales rank: 95,676
  • File size: 536 KB

Meet the Author


Jacqueline Harmon Butler is an international award winning writer and lives in San Francisco, CA. Louise Purwin Zobel lived in Cupertino, CA. She died in 2008.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Introduction xi

Part 1

Chapter 1 Joining Substance to Style 3

Chapter 2 Putting Yourself on Stage 11

Chapter 3 Research Is the Answer. What's the Question? 16

Chapter 4 Tapping Your Natural Resources 34

Chapter 5 To Market, to Market 43

Chapter 6 Prepare for Takeoff 77

Chapter 7 Hitting the Road 99

Chapter 8 Sense and Sensibility 110

Chapter 9 Follow the Reader 123

Chapter 10 Getting Things Write 132

Part 2

Chapter 11 Asking the Question 139

Chapter 12 Going on with the Show 154

Chapter 13 Small (and Large) Talk 171

Chapter 14 Photos: Bringing 'Em Back Alive 182

Chapter 15 Find a Pattern, Make It Fit 205

Chapter 16 All You Don't Know but Can Find Out 234

Chapter 17 Minding Your Own Business 240

Chapter 18 Good Writing Is Hard Work 248

Glossary 253

Appendix 256

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