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About Beth Jusino
Walking to the End of the World won the Barbara Savage Miles from Nowhere Award for narrative travel writing and an Independent Publishers Book Award (an IPPY) for travel writing, and The Author's Guide to Marketing also won an IPPY for publishing title. She's a member of The Authors Guild and the Northwest Editors Guild.
When she's not writing her own works, Beth is a collaborative writer, developmental editor, and publishing consultant for interesting people with important stories to share. She's worked with authors on everything from business books to memoirs, parenting guides to spiritual self-help.
And if that's not enough to keep her busy, she teaches the crafts of writing and author marketing at dozens of conferences and gatherings each year, gives talks on the Camino de Santiago to outdoor clubs and community groups, and volunteers as a newsletter editor for the American Pilgrims on the Camino.
Beth grew up near the New Jersey shore and earned her BA in political science. She and her husband live in Seattle, in easy walking distance of a beach and a short drive from mountain hikes.
You can read more about her passion for pilgrimage at http://caminotimestwo.com and her professional writing and editing at http://bethjusino.com/
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More than two million pilgrims have walked the Way of Saint James, a long-distance hiking trail familiar to most Americans by its Spanish name, the Camino de Santiago. Each pilgrim has their own reason for undertaking the journey. For the Jusinos, it was about taking a break from the relentless pace of modern life and getting away from all their electronic devices. And how hard could it be, Beth reasoned, to walk twelve to fifteen miles a day, especially with the promise of real beds and local wine every night? Simple.
It turned out to be harder than she thought. Beth is not an athlete, not into extreme adventures, and, she insists, not a risk-taker. She didn't speak a word of French when she set out, and her Spanish was atrocious. But she can tell a story. In Walking to the End of the World, she shares, with wry humor and infectious enthusiasm, the joys and travails of undertaking such a journey. She evocatively describes the terrain and the route’s history, her fellow pilgrims, and the villages passed, and the unexpected challenges and charms of the experience.
Beth’s story is also about the assurance that an outdoor-based, boundary-stretching adventure is accessible to even the most unlikely of us. In her story, readers will feel that they, too, can get off their comfortable couches and do something unexpected and even spectacular.
Walking to the End of the World is a warm-hearted and engaging story about an average couple going on an adventure together, tracing ancient paths first created in the tenth and eleventh centuries, paths that continue to inspire and reveal surprises to us today in the twenty-first.
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In The Author's Guide to Marketing, publishing insider Beth Jusino guides you past the one-size-fits-all formulas and over-hyped fads, and shows you how to build a strategy that works with your unique time, talents, and resources. You'll find dozens of ideas that will help you launch and sell your book both online and off. There's even a template for you to organize your own personalized marketing plan.
Whether you're self publishing, traditionally publishing, e-publishing, or are just thinking about publishing at some point in the future, this is the resource that will help you take your career to the next level. You might even find some things that you'll enjoy.
"If you're looking to learn about the reality of marketing your own book, this is the gold standard." --Paul Jarvis, bestselling author of five books, including The Good Creative
“This is a book that will help authors succeed. I love it.” --Chip MacGregor, President, MacGregor Literary Agency
"Beth provides a refreshingly candid resource. If you want your new book to do more than simply sit on a shelf (real or digital), The Author's Guide to Marketing should be required reading." --M.D. Grayson, author of The Danny Logan Mysteries
“This one will stay on my bookshelves (highlighted, sticky-noted and underlined in red pen!)” --Kellie Coates Gilbert, author of A Woman of Fortune
“Buy Beth's book immediately and benefit from her decades of experience, her clearheaded thinking, and her uncanny ability to help even the most perplexed authors succeed.” --Geoffrey Tumlin, author of Stop Talking, Start Communicating
"Fresh, innovative and insightful, The Author's Guide to Marketing offers an excellent overview of the promotion strategies available to authors in today's challenging environment and how they can make a difference to your book promo efforts. If you ever wondered what your author's marketing plan should look like, this is it!" --Dora Machado, award-winning author of The Stonewiser series and The Curse Giver
"Beth Jusino leads by example. She recognizes that many writers, like myself, would rather impale themselves on a dull pencil than attempt marketing their novels. Her instructive approach is conversational, entertaining, and insightful." --Christa Allan, author of The Edge of Grace and Test of Faith
“The Author's Guide to Marketing cuts through the clanging cymbals of today's one-size-fits-all marketing advice and points the writer toward a strategy crafted around the author's own strong suits.” --J.L. Spohr, author of Heirs & Spares: A Novel
“Beth’s book is the simplest, easiest, and most fun way to bring your book to market. I’ve already gone back to it several times for great ideas and new perspectives. You will find it a constant companion, no matter where you are in your writing career.” --Seeley James, author of Bring It, a Pia Sabel thriller
“Simplify, make a plan, and be yourself is the heart of Beth Jusino's message. Read it. And then dive in and take charge of the opportunity to discover and connect with readers galore!” --Rajdeep Paulus, award-winning author of Swimming Through Clouds and Seeing Through Stones
“Beth Jusino offers much more than an expanded to-do list. She gives authors like me—who are not natural self-promoters—the means and the permission to form a plan that plays only to our strengths.