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My Four Top Non-Travel Travel Books

Ibn Battutah, Islam's explorer

Some of my deepest understandings of place, of "being" somewhere come neither from actually being there, nor from reading a travel book about the destination. They come from a novel or short story which, because they set out to tell a story and not to describe a location, actually create a powerful sense of time and place. Here are four gems Read More »

Video Book Reviews/Promos Drive Book Sales More than Print


Video Book Reviews (VBR) So, authors, publicists and publishers, truthfully, how many media releases have you sent out promoting a book or author, and how are they working for you? Simply, video brings your book to life with action and effects, and video motivates the undecided or marginally interested  42% more effectively than print or text. New Media Travel and ... Read More »

Three Great Non-Travel Travel Books


Three Great Non-Travel, Travel Books Often a non-travel novel creates the vividness and depth of a town or village or city better than travel book might. But recommending a book is always tricky, so here are two recent reads and likes: In Travels with a Tangerine, Tim Mackintosh-Smith  sets out to follow the footsteps of the great Arab/Muslim traveler, Ibn ... Read More »

Travel Through The Theater of the Mind

Travel Through The Theater of the Mind Listen to a poor Elvis Presley talk about his daddy’s arrest and imprisonment for forging an eight dollar check to feed his hungry family. Then there’s the irrepressible Mark Twain in his always wry observations about New York, the rascals on Wall Street and how sales of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer kept ... Read More »

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