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Hey, David Farley, How'd You Score a Travel Writing Book Deal?

Persistence and a well-planned platform helped this travel writer land the book deal of his dreams

By Jason Boog - July 13, 2009
A few years ago, journalist David Farley wrote restaurant reviews and skimmed mediabistro.com for career advice. Since then, he's managed to achieve every travel writer's dream: scoring a book deal with Penguin's Gotham Books imprint and traveling to a gorgeous Italian village to write about his travels. The result hits shelves this month: An Irreverent Curiosity: In Search of the Church's Strangest Relic in Italy's Oddest Town.

In an exclusive interview with mediabistro.com, Farley explains exactly how he achieved his dream. He outlines his career in step-by-step detail: the books he read for inspiration, the freelance jobs that built his career, and his survival tips from two years living and working as a writer in Italy....

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