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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These NatGeo Traveller Competition Winners can improve your travel writing

National Geographic Traveller Travel Writing Tips

Great read for Travel Writing Tips: Nat Geo Traveller (UK) recently announced their travel writing competition winners. The challenge was to write a focused piece of 500 words that captured the essence of a destination alongside National Geographic Traveller’s defining features: immersive travel and authentic storytelling.

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Introduction to my How to Write a Travel Guide Series

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I’m currently working on BOOK ONE is a series of four books to help streamline your Travel Guide writing process. Whether you are a part-time or full-time author, your time is precious, so my writing series is targeted at travel writers and travel bloggers who want to write and publish their own travel guides, and these books will help speed up the process by demystifying the steps involved.

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Go Digital or Go Home: Why you need to release an ebook

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When traditional publishing ruled the world, the only way to get your book in front of readers was to work with a publisher, or pay a vanity press to print your book (at a premium cost to you). If you troll through the established travel guide companies sites you’ll see that they advertise for submissions, […]

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November 7, 2016

Author Interview with Gigi Griffis and her Unconventional Travel Guides

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Gigi Griffis is a digital nomad who sold all her belongings in 2012 and hit the road with her pint-sized pooch called Luna. She writes a travel blog aptly titled “The Ramble” and loves inspiring stories, new places, exceptional food, and living in the moment. Gigi is also a prolific travel guide writer, and her Unconventional Travel Guide books all fall within the niche of sharing insider tips.

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3 Must Have Elements when writing your Travel Guide

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This Quick Tip article introduces you to 3 key travel writing elements that need to be a consideration when you write your travel guide. It all begins with a simple idea, that has to be expanded into a book concept that intrigues your reader, which relies on you being able to make your travel guide personal so they […]

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October 11, 2016

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How to make money Travel Blogging

How to make money travel blogging

One of my most popular guest posts was one I wrote for the Ytravelblog titled “What to do in Bodrum Turkey“. It’s a good source of inbound traffic to my Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide website, because the Ytravel website is a high-traffic travel blog and they know a thing or two about how to make money travel […]

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June 21, 2016

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7 Travel Journal Writing Tips to document your Travels

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Words & Pictures in your Travel Journal I read an article recently from the Matador Network that listed the 7 fundamentals for documenting your travels. What the list boiled down to was 6 travel writing tips to capture your travels in words and pictures, with one over-arching principle of “Share”. The three perspectives for capturing words: Keep […]

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How to Brainstorm your Passion to write a Travel Guide

How to Write a Travel Guide Using Passion in your topic

Brainstorm your Passion In the previous article we talked about the importance and benefits of Writing your Passion. At this point, put your thoughts about a writing a Travel Guide aside and think about your passions. What topics move you? Don’t even worry about whether your answers will translate into viable book ideas. Just focus on […]

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Using Scrivener to Plan & Write my How to Write a Travel Guide Series

Scrivener comes to the rescue again! Even though this writing software is well-known in fiction circles, it still amazes me how many non-fiction writers don’t know about it and aren’t using it. Using Scrivener for Content Management I love using Scrivener to plan all of my writing content. This screenshot above, is the current view of my […]

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How to Blog a Book by Nina Amir

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Nina Amir, a nine-time Amazon bestselling author of such books as How to Blog a Book and The Author Training Manual, helps aspiring authors positively and meaningfully impact the world as writers, bloggers, authorpreneurs, and blogpreneurs. Her clients have sold 300,000+ copies of their books, landed deals with major publishing houses and created thriving businesses around their books. […]

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Infographic: Are Travel Guides Dead?

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I created this infographic to address the question, “Are Travel Guides Dead?”. I didn’t think they were, because I still buy digital and physical travel guides. I did some research to see what data I could find about the viability of writing and publishing travel guides, and the travel guide market is still booming. So if […]

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April 7, 2016

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Lessons of a Travel Guide Author

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  What better way to streamline your travel guide writing process, by learning about the challenges and lessons I learnt whilst writing my first two Turkey travel guides: Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide: Turkey’s Aegean Gem Gumusluk Travel Guide: Bodrum’s Silver Lining Both of these books are available as e-books on Amazon, and I’ve been rewarded by […]

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March 15, 2016

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Types of Travel Guides #1: The Destination Travel Guide

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All about The Destination Travel Guide In this article we’re going to look at the definition of a Destination travel guide and review steps on how to define it’s scope. Destination guides should inspire your reader. If they have already booked their tickets, your Destination Guide should give them peace of mind they’ve chosen the right […]

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