We work with authors, publishers, publicists, and book marketers to cover upcoming travel titles. We may be able to help with podcast interviews, book reviews, author profiles, and/or book excerpts. Please see below for more information.
Our podcast episodes have two “segments.” The first deals with the author’s book. The second deals with a specific point related to the business and craft of travel writing. So, besides providing details about your book, please include potential business/craft topics you feel comfortable discussing in an interview when reaching out. We will also provide you with our mailing address so you can send an ARC, galley, or review copy. Sorry, we do not accept .pdf files, but we will accept .epub and Kindle-compatible files on special occasions.
If accepted for interview, we will schedule a 45 minute block via Zoom (audio only). I will email interviewees a list of questions/discussion topics a day or two before the interview. On the day of the interview, please have a pair of headphones/earbuds handy as it helps reduce audio feedback/echo. After the interview, you will send us a high-res photo of yourself (landscape/horizontal orientation) that we can use on the website.
Please note that because we schedule our episodes months in advance and publish fortnightly (every other Monday morning), and because each episode also takes a considerable amount of time in prep and production, we cannot accept all podcast interview pitches. If we cannot interview you, please consider the alternatives below.
Once a month we publish “author profiles,” which attempt to pull back the curtain on the working lives of authors of travel books. We publish author profiles on the first of the month, every month. The questions are standard.
To be considered for an author profile, please email us expressing your interest along with a brief note about your publication history. We will then send you a word document to complete and return.
We publish “book excerpts,” brief passages from new and forthcoming travel books. To be considered, please get in touch. You will be asked to provide a few passages for consideration, around 1,000 words in length, along with an image of the book cover. An author photo is optional. Authors: please ensure that your publishers are cc’d on the email because we need to clear permissions.
We publish book reviews from time to time. If you would like to see a book reviewed, please get in touch. If one of our book reviewers is interested in reviewing your book, we will ask you to send them a physical copy of the book. Only on extremely rare occasions will our book reviewers work with ebooks and PDFs.
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