How Travel Writers Self-Publish
Ep#44: Promote your Nonfiction Book with Bargain Booksy

Ep#44: Promote your Nonfiction Book with Bargain Booksy

December 1, 2020

In this 10-minute show, travel writer Jay Artale talks about using the book promotion site Bargain Booksy to promote your book when it's at a promotional price under $5. Here's some of the topics covered in the show:

  • Bargain Booksy Nonfiction Genres
  • The Emotional Resistance to Reducing your Book Price
  • Bargain Booksy Pricing Strategy
  • Amazon Countdown Deals
  • Amazon Regional Pricing
  • Amazon Reviews

Bargain Booksy has lots of benefits. It's low cost, and it's one of the best book promotion sites for nonfiction authors with only a few (or no) reviews or star ratings for their books. If you're looking for an entry-level book marketing activity, this is one to cut your teeth on.

Visit the show page for this episode at www.birdsofafeatherpress.com

 

Ep#43: How to Narrow the Scope of your Travel Guide

Ep#43: How to Narrow the Scope of your Travel Guide

November 1, 2020

In this 10-minute show, travel writer Jay Artale talks about the different decisions needed to narrow done the content scope of a Travel Guide. Even though she's published multiple guides, she still use the concepts and strategies she shared in Book 1 of "How To Write and Self-Publish a Travel Guide" series. 

  • Are you writing a traditional Travel Guide or Travel Narrative?
  • Would a Hybrid guide work for your content? 
  • How to use Theme and Angle to define your content scope. 

In order to stand out in the travel guide market place, your book has to appeal to a specific audience niche in order to get noticed. As Jay walks you through the evaluation of her Cambodia Travel Guide, it'll help you assess the decisions you need to make about your own travel guide.

Visit the show page for this episode at www.birdsofafeatherpress.com

 

Ep#42: Why Travel Bloggers need to Leave Blog Comments

Ep#42: Why Travel Bloggers need to Leave Blog Comments

October 1, 2020

In this 10-minute show, travel writer Jay Artale talks about the benefits to taking part in blog commenting threads, and which Facebook Groups host quality reciprocation events. 

  • Using Comments to Grow your Blogger Community.  
  • Run a Mile from Spam Comments.  
  • SEO Benefits - Referral Traffic.  
  • SEO Benefits - Reducing Bounce Rate.  
  • Getting Social Proof from Blog Comments. 
  • Prompts for generating blog commenting ideas. 
  • 4 Facebook groups that host weekly blog commenting events. 

Visit the show page for this episode at www.birdsofafeatherpress.com

Ep#41: How to Improve your Book’s Readability with Self-Editing

Ep#41: How to Improve your Book’s Readability with Self-Editing

September 1, 2020

In this 10-minute show, travel writer Jay Artale talks about how she improves the readability of her books by using just one of the self-editing reports in ProWriting Aid.

  • Explore Professional Editing Options. 
  • Overview of Structural, Line and Copy Edits. 
  • Self-Editing by Listening to your Content. 
  • Self-Editing in ProWriting Aid to eliminate Complex Sentences.    

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Ep#40: Travel Writing details you need to capture when you’re fast drafting

Ep#40: Travel Writing details you need to capture when you’re fast drafting

August 1, 2020

In this 10-minute show, travel writer Jay Artale continues the discussion about fast drafting. This technique helps you streamline your note taking activities when you're traveling, so that you can spend more time exploring and less time writing. In this episode we look at what to fast draft.

  • Capturing a sense of place. 
  • Moving from thinking too feeling. 
  • Focusing on the right details. 
  • Choosing the right words. 
  • Using your five senses. (you should also listen to episode #25 where we went into more detail about using your sense of sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste to improve your travel writing). 

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Ep#39: A-Z of Travel Writing Tips. C is for Clichés, Conversational, Cadence, and Cycle

Ep#39: A-Z of Travel Writing Tips. C is for Clichés, Conversational, Cadence, and Cycle

July 1, 2020

In this 10-minute show travel writer Jay Artale continues her travel writing tips series. Each episode provides a concise list of prompts from A to Z to give your travel writing the TLC it needs. Today's episode looks at the prompts beginning with C: 

  • Cliches
  • Conversational
  • Cadence
  • Cycle Back to the Beginning at the End

We’ll cycle through all letters in the alphabet in turn from A-Z. Jay also invites you to become part of her beta reading team to review her new book for writers, Fast Drafting for Travel Bloggers, and let's you know how to claim your free copy of her Introduction to 5 Senses Travel Journaling PDF.

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Ep#38: An Introduction to the art of Fast Drafting for Travel Writers

Ep#38: An Introduction to the art of Fast Drafting for Travel Writers

June 15, 2020

In this 10-minute show, travel writer Jay Artale introduces you to a fast drafting technique that'll help to streamline your note taking tasks while you're traveling, so that you can spend more time traveling and exploring and less time writing.

  • What other travel bloggers do. 
  • Why we need to fast draft. 
  • How fast drafting can help you. 
  • Two planning elements to set up you for success. 

Make sure to listen to Episode #40 which provides ideas and prompts about what details to include in your fast drafting notes.

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Ep#37: Travel Memoir Writing Inspiration (Guest: Carol Duval)

Ep#37: Travel Memoir Writing Inspiration (Guest: Carol Duval)

June 1, 2020

In this 20-minute show travel writer Jay Artale chats with blogger and freelance writer, Carol Duval, who house sat around the globe with her husband. She started off by blogging about her travels and adventures, and then wrote and published her first memoir, Trying Lives. We'll look at where Carol's travel bug came from and how she started house sitting, and then dive into the intricacies of writing and publishing a memoir. Here's some of the topics we discussed:

  • The impact of blogging before you start writing your book. 
  • How to use your blog to create the first draft of your book. 
  • The challenges and solutions of the blog to book approach. 

If you've been thinking about writing your own travel memoir, this conversation should inspire you to put pen to paper.

Visit the show page for this episode at www.birdsofafeatherpress.com

Ep#36: A-Z of Travel Writing Tips. B is for Beginning, Bounce, Books, and Blog

Ep#36: A-Z of Travel Writing Tips. B is for Beginning, Bounce, Books, and Blog

May 15, 2020

In this 8-minute show travel writer Jay Artale continues her travel writing tips series. Each episode provides a concise list of prompts from A to Z to give your travel writing the TLC it needs. Today's episode looks at the prompts beginning with B. 

  • Beginning. 
  • Bounce. 
  • Books. 
  • Blog.  

We’ll cycle through all letters in the alphabet in turn from A-Z. 

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Ep#35: What Front Matter does your nonfiction book need?

Ep#35: What Front Matter does your nonfiction book need?

April 30, 2020

In this 9-minute show, travel writer Jay Artale reviews the different Front Matter sections you can include in your nonfiction book, who writes them, and what they should include: 

  • Foreword, including how to increase your chances of success in finding a contributor.
  • Preface. 
  • Introduction. 
  • Copyright, where to get example copyright pages to cut and paste. 
  • Dedication. 
  • Epigraph.
  • Table of Contents.  

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