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Issue #161: Are Print Media Becoming Extinct?
June 19, 2017
Greetings Fellow Travel Writers and Bloggers!

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Our first week in our new apartment on the ‘beach side’ of Da Nang, Vietnam, rolls by. We love it! It’s much quieter over here, and the 6-mile-long beach is only two blocks from us.

We strolled along the beach’s smooth, white sand, under a jet blue sky, yesterday evening. All around us swarmed thousands of Vietnamese, families and friends enjoying the waning sun and a last-minute swim after work.

Forbes Magazine has named My Khe Beach as one of the most attractive beaches on the planet. This is the same My Khe Beach of the Vietnam War TV series, “China Beach”, that aired from 1988-91. The gritty TV series was about various U.S. Army personnel and civilians serving in the Vietnam War, and was known for its realistic portrayal of daily life in the Vietnam conflict.

This Week's Featured Post:

Are Print Media Becoming Extinct?

Doomsayers are announcing that print media will soon become a thing of the past. With the much-publicized closure of a few high-profile print magazines, it’s easy to believe this bold statement.

These people will tell anyone within earshot that the Internet has completely overtaken the print industry. One prominent travel blogger even predicted that by the year 2020 print magazines would cease to exist!

Naturally, as a print media freelance writer I feel more than a little concern when I hear these gloomy predictions.

Are these brash statements the gospel truth?

To check the facts, I hunkered down and did some research - lots of research! In particular, I studied the state of the print media industry and travel print media specifically.

I spent three long days to find the truth and answer the question: are print media doomed? Or, is this simply an exaggeration? I think you'll find my conclusions both enlightening and encouraging!

Read the article

We’re very excited to host our upcoming travel writing marketing destination workshop in Cambodia.

Do you want to learn how to . . .

• Consistently sell Your Travel Stories to Magazines and Get Paid for Them?

• Land Press Trips & Complimentary Travel?

• Accelerate Your Travel Writing Career?

• Transform your travel blogs into cash by selling them to print magazines?

You’ll get all of this information—and much more—in my intensive workshop for travel writers, The Complete Travel Writing & Marketing Master Class.

The focus is on marketing your travel stories, and on using your assignments to request complimentary travel - two of the areas where most writers struggle.

“At Roy Stevenson’s travel writing and marketing workshops, you’ll learn everything you need to know about travel writing. The workshops are intense, in-depth, and a lot of fun, all at the same time. There are no holds barred. Ask any question and you’ll get the full answer.

Roy is a master of his trade of travel writing and teaching. He imparts his knowledge and experience in a way that makes it very easy to absorb. He isn’t afraid that you’re going to steal business from him. His ambition is to help you to become a master at travel writing. Be prepared for surprise tutors who will also pass on their knowledge about other skills associated with travel writing.”

- Peter Safe
Travel Writing & Marketing Master Class
Chiang Mai, Thailand
October 2016

The Complete Travel Writing & Marketing Destination Workshop:

Learn more here and register

Inspirational Travel Quote of the Week

Have You Planned Your Travel Calendar for 2017?

Have you planned your travel writing calendar for 2017 yet? We at spent days preparing lists of:

24 Travel Writing and Blogging Conferences
11 Travel Writing and Blogging Workshops
11 Special Travel Writing Groups, Meetings & Events
5 Travel Shows (and a link to access many more)

Get organized now: Use these lists to plan your travel writing & blogging events for 2017.

Resources for Travel Writers

Books and Reference Guides:

Beginner's 3-pack Reference Guides
The Complete Guide to Query Letters for Travel Writers
100 Print Magazines that Want to Publish Your Articles
Fifty Websites that Want to Publish Your Travel Stories
Advanced Travel Writing 2-Pack Reference Guides
How to Land Press Trips and FAM Tours
How to Break Into the Luxury Travel Writing Market
The Complete Guide to Marketing and Selling Your Travel Articles
Digital Bookstore - Guides, Manuals and Special Reports

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That's all for this week.

Until next week, just keep pitching!


Roy Stevenson
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