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May 2022
Michigan-based published book author Amy Piper chronicles her adventures

I’m Piper and live in Lansing, Michigan. I’ve been chased by bomb sniffing dogs in the middle of the night in Bogotá (working late), refused boarding on a plane from Buenos Aires to Paraguay (wrong visa), and Federal Marshalls announced my seat number on a plane looking for a murder suspect. I had traded seats. It’s always an adventure!

The goal of “Follow the Piper” is to inspire you to “Pack More Travel into Your Life”, loosely defining travel. The site will inspire you get up off the couch, go out to see the world; near or far. Go to that new restaurant in your town. Go to that museum you’ve passed every day for years and never stepped foot in. Do a day trip on Saturday or go away for the weekend.

📚 Check out some of Piper's published books at www.followthepiper.com/pipers-books

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3 months ago

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Travel Writer, Photographer and Blogger, Follow the Piper

My name is Piper and I run the blog Follow the Piper, where I chronicle my adventures around town and around the world.

4 months ago
Ian
Founder, Travel Massive

Hi Amy, thanks for sharing your blog (and some interesting travel tales!) with the Travel Massive community!

Do you have any quick tips for bloggers thinking about publishing a book?

3 months ago
Travel Writer, Photographer and Blogger, Follow the Piper

Be sure to research your publisher and talk to other authors who have published with that publisher. It is a significant relationship and you want to be sure you are choosing the publisher right for you.

If you are working on a book where the publisher has an entire series, review some of those other books and see how they are priced. There are things the author can do to increase the selling price, if they are aware of how the publisher prices the books.

Realize that once the book is published the author's work continues with marketing and PR for the book. The author has to be an active advocate for the book. I have found I can have several book events a week, especially in the beginning, and depending on the topic of the book that will depend on where you need to be. I wrote a book about my hometown, so I need to be home more rather than my typical travel in order to promote sales.

3 months ago
Ian
Founder, Travel Massive

Thanks, these are amazing tips that I'm sure other members will find very helpful!

3 months ago
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