Your name in print – be part of the story

I’m delighted that the new edition of my full travel memoir ‘Takoradi to the Stars (via Huddersfield)’ will be published on 23 May. It recounts my life in travel in selected tales of adventure, inspiration, family and fiasco, from Takoradi in Ghana (where I was born), via the middle of nowhere (Huddersfield in northern England) […]

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How to sell more books than Bill Bryson

You have to jump through all sorts of hoops to publish a book with Kindle Direct Publishing, but in the end it’s fairly straightforward and there are lots of tools to help you promote your book and keep track of its progress. But with a brand new book, there’s not a whole lot they can tell you straight away.

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How to come up with a travel book title

For most of my travel-writing career, coming up with a book title wasn’t an issue. Here’s how it usually went.

Me: I’ve finished that book you sent me to write, on Sicily.

Rough Guide Editor: Great, thanks, we’ll call it The Rough Guide to Sicily.

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