How to Write and Self-Publish a Travel Guide #1

Book Cover: How to Write and Self-Publish a Travel Guide #1
ISBN: 9781944370121

Book 1: Plan Your Book

Create Passive Income from your Travel Writing

Jay Artale

This is book one in a series of four books to help streamline your travel guide writing process. 

I demystify the steps involved in writing and self-publishing a travel guide and provide you with the information and tools you need to achieve your self-publishing success. Your time is precious, and this planning guide speeds up your creative process.

In this first book, we focus entirely on the Travel Guide Planning Process, in 7 manageable steps:

  • Step One: Review Travel Guide Categories
  • Step Two: Consider Angles, Themes, and Passions
  • Step Three: Brainstorm Your Ideas
  • Step Four: Research Your Competition
  • Step Five: Reaching Your Target Audience
  • Step Six: Write Your Descriptive Statement and Content Scope
  • Step Seven: Create Your Working Title

Leverage your Blog Content

To take your travel blog to the next level, build your brand awareness and establish your subject-matter expertise, you need to expand your content offerings over and above simple blog articles.

You may be tempted to skip this planning book and dive straight into the writing phase, but the more time you spend on this initial planning phase, the greater the benefit will be in the long-run.

If you believe you have a fresh perspective or insights to bring to a destination you’re passionate about, and want to earn passive income from your knowledge and expertise, this book is for you. 

As a travel blogger, the most obvious path to achieving a broader reach is to leverage your travel writing skills and repurpose the content you’ve already created on your blog. 

Free Downloads

I've created a set of free downloadable workbooks, worksheets, and toolkits to help you naviagate your way through all of the steps needed to plan your travel guide.

Publisher: Birds of a Feather Press

Author: Jay Artale

Originally from the flatlands and big skies of rural Norfolk in eastern England, Jay Artale now lives in Bodrum Turkey. In between, she spent two decades in Los Angeles where she juggled her day job as a project manager with her passions for writing, photography and international travel. In 2008, Jay bought a holiday home on the trendy Bodrum Peninsula along Turkey's beautiful Aegean coast. Despite its popularity with Turkish and international visitors, and a destination of choice for thousands of expatriates looking for their place in the sun, well-researched and comprehensive guides to the Peninsula were thin on the ground. Jay decided to plug this gap and enthusiastically set about capturing the local area in words and pictures. In 2010, Jay launched the her website to share her knowledge and experiences with a wider audience. What began life as random facts and observations, hand-written in little note books, has grown into a well-respected and popular travel site. In 2012, Jay began publishing free location-specific Quick Reference Travel Guides for the area. A full-blown guide seemed to be the next logical step. 'The Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide: Turkey's Aegean Gem' Guide was published on Kindle in May 31st 2013, shortly followed by 'The Gumusluk Travel Guide: Bodrum's Silver Lining', which in an in-depth look at the popular fishing village on the Bodrum Peninsula that attracts visitors from Turkey's major cities, and further afield. Not content to limit herself to writing Travel Guides, Jay has started to write How To guides for other travel writers to elevate their writing from one-dimensional to engaging. These writing guides will help travel bloggers and travel writers reach more readers and grow their social following. As well as stand-alone writing guides, Jay is writing a series about How To Write a Travel Guide. Jay has also started to publish poetry collections. Her first "Turkey Tales" is a Memoir in Verse, recounting her experiences about moving to Turkey. This is just the first in her poetry collections, and there are many more in the works.