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Screw the Gatekeepers

I grabbed this screenshot from the Amazon Kindle store last week when looking at the top-100 bestselling travel reference books. First of all, thanks to everyone who has ever bought a

Passports with Purpose Could Make You a Better (or Richer) Writer

Have you heard of Passports with Purpose? It’s the annual charity drive that accomplishes big things in developing countries through donations from people like you. Helping the cause are a lot

Who has the biggest “circulation” now?

Who has the biggest “circulation” now? Who really reaches the most readers? One lone writer, Tim Ferris, has more monthly readers than GQ magazine with its huge staff and overhead. One

Abandoned Factories and Shuttered Print Publications

There are a lot of thriving factories in the United States. Just not as many as there used to be. And fewer new ones are starting up each year. If you’re

Everything You Should Know About Publishing a Book

I spend a fair amount of time in Travel Writing 2.0 discussing the dysfunctional and inefficient publishing system that authors have been working under for the past century or so and