Make Steady Money as a Travel Writer: Secrets of Selling Travel Stories-Without Traveling

Make Steady Money as a Travel Writer: Secrets of Selling Travel Stories-Without Traveling

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934759226
Publisher: Reed, Robert D. Publishers
Publication date: 04/15/2009
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jack Adler is a widely published travel writer/columnist with several books to his credit including The Consumer's Guide To Travel, Southern India, Exploring Historic California, Travel Safety (co-authored), and There's A Bullet Hole In Your Window. He teaches travel writing courses for UCLA Extension and the Writer's Digest School.

Table of Contents

Dedication V

1 The Changing World of Travel Markets 1

2 How to Find a Focus and Flesh Out Articles 6

3 The Government Scene 14

4 Air Travel/Airports 28

5 Cruises 37

6 Accommodations 50

7 Car Rentals 61

8 Trains 68

9 Motorcoach/Recreational Vehicles/Motor homes 73

10 Tour Packages/Special Interest Travel/Special Travelers 79

11 Health and Insurance Considerations 99

12 Security and Safety At Home and Abroad 109

13 Currency/Credit and Debit Cards 119

14 Shopping 125

15 Travel Agents/Tour Operators/Trade Associations 133

16 Communications 137

17 Travel Promotional Material 140

18 Bargains/Discounts/Deals 146

19 Miscellaneous Subjects 156

20 Basic Article Structure/Outlines/Drafts/Leads 169

21 Writing Tips to Develop Verve and Clarity 176

22 Looking for Sidebars 193

23 Research Methods/Outlets 196

24 How to Set Up and Conduct Interviews 204

25 Taking Advantage of Your Own Background/Developing a Special Niche 211

26 Utilizing Your Local Geographic Area 215

27 Launching a Column 219

28 Writing Queries that Work 223

29 Finding Markets, Domestically and Internationally 231

30 The Editing Process - Self Editing/Working with Editors 237

31 Contracts and Copyright 241

32 Non-Technical Photography Tips 245

33 How to Assess the Travel Book Market and Prepare a Proposal 249

34 How to Get Help from Travel Industry Sources/Suppliers 253

35 Making the Most of Submissions/Rejections 256

36 Entering Contests/Joining Associations/Business Stationery/Working at Home/IRS Issues 261

Glossary A Travel Terminology 266

Glossary B Editorial 275

Resources 283

About the Author 287

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