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

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Overview

The Travel Writer's Handbook: How to Write - and Sell - Your Own Travel Experiences by Jacqueline Harmon Butler, Louise Purwin Zobel

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572841314
Publisher: Agate
Publication date: 04/03/2012
Edition description: Seventh Edition
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 618,887
Product dimensions: 2.30(w) x 3.80(h) x 0.50(d)

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.

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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