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Issue#107: 3 Best Query Letter Books to Improve Your Travel Writing Pitches
March 28, 2016
Greetings Fellow Travel Writers and Bloggers!

Putting together a great sales pitch is vital to getting your stories published. It’s a topic I studied thoroughly during my first few years of travel writing. I’m pretty sure I read every book out there about writing query letters.

But it’s not necessary to own all the books.

Today’s featured post lists the three best query letter books on the market and what’s good about each of them.

If you want to improve your travel pitches so you can sell your travel stories, these 3 books can help you.

Read the article ...

We’re also featuring travel blogger, Bob Bales, in this issue. Learn more about his blog and his sage advice for aspiring bloggers in the article below.

And finally, there's a call-out to people who monetize their blog and want to participate in an article I'm writing. See details below.


Featured Travel Blogger:

Bob Bales aka The Traveling Fool

Bob Bales is a history buff, cigar-lover and enthusiast of different cultures and places. He started blogging in 2011 as a way to share his travel experiences while he worked full time overseas.

Now he balances his time between his blog, The Traveling Fool, and other freelance writing work.

He advocates “traveling off the tourist path”. He spends his time finding those places that most tourists never see - even though they might be just around the corner from a famous tourist attraction.

His blog includes articles about places he’s been on practically every continent, advice for people about travel blogging and general freelance writing, and “The Man Cave” - articles about war, motorcycles, cigars and other manly things.

Read more about Bob's blog and his advice to aspiring bloggers ...

Call-out to Money-Making Bloggers

I'd like to interview successful travel bloggers who have monetized their blogs and are generating an average income of $1,000/month or more. The interviews are for an article I'm writing for  

I’m interested in the different ways you have parlayed your site into an income: pay-per-click ads, affiliate advertising, sponsored ads, sponsored posts, social media destination promotions, e-books, online courses, etc.

The interview questions will be via email and will only take you 10-15 minutes to answer. In return, if your comments are part of the article you'll get exposure to the 1,000+ subscribers to my weekly e-zine and the article will be permanently posted on, along with a link to your blog.

Please email me at if you'd like to participate in this survey.

Please share this e-zine with friends, family or anyone you know who is interested in travel writing. They can get free marketing and travel writing information by signing up for my e-zine at this link:

Sign up for the free weekly e-zine ...

That's all for this week.

Until next week, you keep pitching.

Roy Stevenson
Pitch Travel Write

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