This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to colleagues, clients or customers, use the Reprints tool at the top of any article or visit:

Back to Previous Page

 Mail    Print   Share Share

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 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, 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....

AvantGuild Sign Up Now!Sign Up Now!

The How to Pitch series is worth its weight in gold. In just the first month I'd already benefited enough to consider the cost of joining well worth it. -- Gaen Murphree
AvantGuild benefits give you access to:
  • Premium content, including our How to Pitch Guides, an indispensable tool for freelance writers. view sample >
  • Savings of up to $35 per class on courses and seminars.
  • Insurance discounts for freelancers and small businesses, including medical, dental, auto and home.
  • Lots of other professional discounts, including ZipCar (a $50 value) and your choice of magazine subscriptions (a $10 value).

... and much more! View all benefits or Sign up now!

Already an AvantGuild member?

Log in here to view the full page.

remember me
forgot your password?