|About the Book|
do you picture when you think of a travel writer? Assignments to exotic
destinations? Interviews with the movers and shakers of the travel
industry? Evaluating and writing about some of the world's best destinations?
You're right. We're lucky enough to say that we work as travel writers and in the last year we've journeyed to Morocco, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, the Bahamas, Jamaica, the Florida Keys, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, and other destinations in search of article and book material. We think we've got the world's best job, and it's one that, even after many years in the field, we're excited to say we do.
But it's also a business, just like any other type of work. Travel is just half the fun; the writing is what makes the wheels turn. Put the two together and you'll need marketing skills and savvy to run a profitable business.
You'll find many guides that cover writing skills but this book will explain how to make money with your travel writing, turning your avocation into an occupation!
|About the Author|
Husband and wife team John Bigley and Paris Permenter have been professional travel writers for over a dozen years, authoring more than 800 newspaper and magazine articles on the US and the Caribbean for many national consumer and trade publications.
The couple has also authored 18 guides to the US and Caribbean including Adventure Guide to the Cayman Islands (Hunter), Adventure Guide to the Leeward Islands (Hunter), Cayman Islands Alive! (Hunter), Caribbean with Kids (Open Road), Caribbean for Lovers (Prima), Day Trips from San Antonio (Globe Pequot), Day Trips from Austin (Globe Pequot), Texas Barbecue (Two Lane), Jamaica: A Taste of the Island (Hunter), Gourmet Getaways (Callawind), CitySmart: Austin (John Muir Publications), National Parks with Kids (Open Road), and more. They have also contributed to guidebooks published by Fodor's and Michelin guides.
Both Paris and John are members of the prestigious Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA). The team resides in the Texas Hill Country near Austin.
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