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Travel Writing 2.0: Earning Money From Your Travels in the New Media Landscape by [Leffel, Tim]
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This is the first guide to earning money from travel writing in a media landscape turned upside down. With stories and advice for dozens of working travel writers, editors, and publishers, Travel Writing 2.0 leads readers on a path to success straddling print and electronic media. Written from the viewpoint of a successful writer, book author, editor, and blogger.

“The most useful ‘how-to’ book about travel writing on the market today.”

- Durant Imboden, and

“Travel Writing 2.0 is a must-read—both for newbies getting into the industry and for those of us already in the trenches.”

- Joshua Berman, guidebook writer and editor of The Tranquilo Traveler

“Tim Leffel is that rarest of creatures in the travel world–a straight shooter who not only has all the facts, but isn’t afraid to share them. Travel Writing 2.0 is an essential resource for anyone trying to make real money from their writing.”

- Chuck Thompson, author of Smile While You’re Lying and To Hellholes and Back

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 632 KB
  • Print Length: 254 pages
  • Publisher: Splinter Press (Aug. 1 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004C43IHC
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1b660f0) out of 5 stars Best Guidebook to Success in Travel Writing! Nov. 15 2010
By jeannie - Published on
Format: Paperback
Travel Writing 2.0 is an invaluable book for anybody who wants to become a professional travel writer. Tim Leffel prescribes a thorough explanation of the steps you will need to consider to become successful. Mr. Leffel provides great insight about the various publication outlets that are available within the travel writing industry. He also offers experienced advice and tips on how you may become a proficient travel writer "in the new media landscape". The "new media landscape" refers to the change in the way people consume information; from print to digital.

Travel Writing 2.0 also includes advice and tips from many well known names and figures of the travel writing and publishing community like Johnny Jet, Grace Fujimoto, Sean O'Neil, David Farley, and Lara Dunston. He also provides a great list of resources of books for further reading and websites to check out and people you should get to know.

Mr. Leffel advises various ways to building up your writing portfolio, or clippings. He also discusses marketing and how that is heavily related to your success. Mr. Leffel makes no bones about the hard realities and the efforts that are required to become a professional travel writer, especially if you plan to earn a comfortable living from it. Whether you are curious, or serious about a career in travel writing, Travel Writing 2.0 will point you in the right direction towards success.
24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1b5d2b8) out of 5 stars Best Travel Writing Advice Book I've Read Dec 8 2010
By Mike Gerrard - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
I've read a lot of books offering advice on travel writing - and have even written one myself. But mine, like the others, is dated and doesn't deal with the travel media world as it is today. This book does. I learned a lot from it, and as I've been a full-time travel writer for about 20 years, that says something.

I enjoyed the many interviews with successful travel writers, willing to share their information about what they're doing and how they do it. Not all of them are into writing for websites and doing blogs. Some stick with the printed media and do it successfully. Others blend the two. Others think outside the box and come up with different ways of getting paid for your travel writing.

If you're at all interested in breaking into travel writing, or even if you're already a successful travel writer, you'll still find this book well worth the investment.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1b5d06c) out of 5 stars A good book for all writers July 6 2011
By mnwriter - Published on
Format: Paperback
First of all, I want to say that I agree with previous reviewer comments on this book's strengths for aspiring travel writers. I especially appreciated the no-nonsense discussions of travel writing realities. In fact, the book helped me realize travel writing is probably not my future career. And yet, I keep picking up this book, recommending it, pointing out bits and pieces to friends. So much of the information is also relevant to other forms of writing and other web-based activities - how to develop a successful blogging site and/or portfolio site, how to use ads on your blogging site, choosing domain names and host sites, good websites for finding free lance writing jobs, writing good query letters, crafting your writing. Plus all of this useful information is presented in a down-to-earth, humorous style that makes enjoyable reading. Anyone interested in media writing should have a look at this book.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1b5d294) out of 5 stars The Best Travel Writer's Book for the Serious Freelancer June 27 2011
By Beebe - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Tim Leffel has written an accurate, insightful, and great to read book on what it takes to be a successful travel writer both creatively and financially. Not only is his work confirming my own experiences in the publishing industry, it is giving me new ideas on how to diversify my efforts and how effectively to harness the new communication technologies that are changing the publishing arena. Not only is Travel Writing 2.0 a terrific resource, but it's also great fun to read. I highly recommend this book to the serious writer who either wants to really know what it takes to freelance in the travel world or who is already out there working several income and creative streams and wants to take their work to the next level.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1b58da4) out of 5 stars excellent information Dec 8 2010
By N. Lucero - Published on
Format: Paperback
If you have any interest in a career as a travel writer, buy this book! The author not only gives you the nuts & bolts,
but a hammer, screw driver and pliers as well. He paints a realistic picture of the difficulties in this age of diminishing print
media, but also offers hope via dozens of quotes from successful writers. The author's voice comes through well making this
book more entertaining to read than most 'how to' books.