Author Interview with Speaker and Self-Help writer Valerie Alexander

There’s no better way to establish your subject matter expertise than writing a non-fiction book about your specialist topic. Valerie Alexander, this week’s guest author, has taken her niche one step further and created a self-help brand around her “… as a second language” phrase. Let’s find out more about her successful book series and her approach to self-publishing, which can easily be applied to building your travel blogging niche.

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3 Ways To Gain Competitive Advantage In Your Nonfiction Niche by Dave Chesson

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Dave Chesson, creator of Kindlepreneur.com, shares his 3 favorite ways of finding a nonfiction opportunity within the travel niche you’re researching to help you write books that people are looking for.

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Free Tools for Authors: Help Me Choose A Cover

Help me choose a cover

Does your book have a new cover design and now you need to choose the one you’re going to use to self-publish your book? Whether you’re working with a cover designer, using a cover design service, or designing your own cover you could end up with the same dilemma: “which cover should I choose?”

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Travel Bloggers: If you haven’t defined your audience, do it NOW!

Who are you writing for?

Knowing who you’re writing for not only helps your audience but it also helps you. Being a travel blogger who is in it for the long-haul is hard work. You need to create a continual stream of content for your blog, so finding ways to streamline your content creation process is an essential step, and defining your audience will help you do that.

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Bradt Travel Guides announce the finalists for their 2017 Travel Writer of the Year competition

Bradt Travel Guide Writing Competition

Here’s the entries from the sixteen finalists for the Bradt Travel Writing Competition so that you can read each one and use them as inspiration to hone your own travel writing skills. Better yet, use it as a research opportunity for your own submission to their 2018 travel writing competition!

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4 Articles to help you achieve your Guest Blogging Goals

4 Articles to help you achieve your Guest Blogging goals

In this Guest Blog article roundup you’ll discover Guest Blogging guidelines, How to Streamline your Guest Blogging Process to achieve more with less, and how your guest posts Generate Traffic and Credibility.

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Author Interview with Travel Bloggers Jon and Mia

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Jon and Mia’s YouTube channel presents their Southeast Asia travel experience and tips in a fresh and unpretentious manner and is as addictive as any reality TV show. They’ve built an avid social following, and while these guys may be young their open and no nonsense approach to travel mean they have strong foundation to build their travel brand around. Watch out Nomadic Matt and Adventurous Kate – the next generation are ready to topple you.

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Start your self-publishing addiction with Amazon’s new 12-step Program KDP Jumpstart

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If you’re new to Kindle Direct Publishing and want to self-publish your own book via Amazon KDP but don’t know where to start, you’re in luck. Amazon have just created KDP Jumpstart, which is a streamlined, step-by-step process for self-publishing your book on their KDP platform.

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11 Guest Blogging Articles to build your Travel Blog more effectively

11 guest blogging articles to build your travel blog more effectively

Guest blogging is still a really effective way of using content to increase your reach and raise awareness of your blog. Find guest blogging opportunities, understand why guest blogging is still an important content marketing technique, and what guest blogging mistakes to avoid.

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Our latest Beginners’ Self-Publishing Salon Podcast is out

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Join Michael and Jay as they extoll the virtues of the indie author triangle of success:the right mindset, effective writing tools (that work for you), and a strong support network. #AskALLi Self-Publishing Podcast.

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5 Popular business opportunties for Digital Nomads

Nomadic Times 5 Business Opportunities for Digital Nomads

If you’re wondering how you could feasibly become a digital nomad, below are some of top business opportunities, which allow you to live the nomadic life, along with links to additional resources, related courses, and ebooks on Amazon you can read to get educated and inspired about your chosen path.

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5 Guest Blogging Articles to Grow your Audience

5 guest blogging articles to grow your audience

A resource list of 100 Travel Blogs that accept guest posts. How guest blogging grows your audience. Why you should supplement your own content with content from other bloggers in your niche.

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How to take your travel photography from basic to fantastic!

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Guest Article by Marc William Joseph Hetu Take Better Travel Photos with these 5 tips There are many different situations one has to deal with in their travels. Often times, things are beyond your control. A plane is delayed, your luggage is in the wrong country, or a reservation gets lost, you never know what […]

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Hot Off The Press: New Release Travel Guides August 2017

Travel Guides Hot off the press

Each month I’m scrolling through the New Release Travel Guides on Amazon to see which Traditionally & Indie published guides have hit the marketplace. I also provide my commentary about branding and design so you can get best practice tips and advice for your own travel guide.

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Digital Nomad Interview with Christian Cappello, Social Media Manager for the #ConsumelessMed project

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If you’re a digital nomad who wants to pursue your filmmaking dreams, Armando Costantino offers inspiration and advice to taking that next step.

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How to Write your Travel Guide Book 1: Plan It

How to Write A Travel Guide Series cover Jay Artale 4 part series

In the first book in my “How to Write a Travel Guide” series I’m going to focus entirely on the Planning Process. You may be tempted to skip this planningstep and dive straight into the writing phase, but the more time you spend on this initial planning phase will benefit you in the long-run. As an […]

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