The annual BAIPA (Bay Area Independent Publishers Association) event called the Get Published! Institute occurs each March. Positive visions of entrepreneurial publishing, including my talk on apps, were the basis of the 2009 program.
I am rediscovering the California Gold Country as I travel Highway 49 and update my book chapter titled “Rambling California’s Historic Highway 49: Starting with Columbia, the Preserved Gold Rush Town.” This is a chapter in my book Northern California History Weekends, which will come out in a new edition in 2017.
The discovery and saving of Yosemite National Park in California will intrigue a visitor.
My new book on self-publishing is now out. Here is Chapter 3 (of 10), titled “Why Independent Publishing Today and Tomorrow May Be Your Most Viable Option.”
I am rediscovering the California Gold Country as I ramble Highway 49 and update my book chapter titled “One Lucky Day at the Sawmill: How James Marshall Discovered Gold at Coloma.”
California's Old Sacramento Railroad Museum tells about the dream of an Iron Road across the Sierra.
The California gray whale, art, and the ecological consciousness of the state can be enjoyed along the preserved Northern California Mendocino coast.
Fisherman’s Wharf, along San Francisco’s northern waterfront, ranks as one of the most popular aspects of the city for visitors.
When the coronavirus worries abate, consider a visit to John Steinbeck's house in Salinas and the National Steinbeck Center two blocks away. They acquaint a traveler with the life and novels of this literary icon, who wrote the classics, The Grapes of Wrath and Cannery Row.
The spirit of Billy Ralston is one of the best introductions to San Mateo County, the strip of land immediately south of San Francisco.
The ongoing renewal at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf makes the average visitor experience more satisfying. Every travel destination needs to do this or risk perishing.
I’ll be talking tomorrow at BAIPA about “Monetizing Your Book Content.” Drop by to learn more.
The oldest living things of Earth are the Bristlecone pine trees in the White Mountains of California, east from Bishop.
This article is about California's John Sutter's Vision and his Sutter's Fort in Sacramento.
Sarah Winchester, the heiress to the Winchester rifle fortune, built a 160-room mansion in San Jose, partly because she was obsessed with the process of building and partly because she had a disposable income of $1,000 a day.
Amazon has now released the ebook version of my SF Travel & Photo Guide. Other major ebook vendors, such as B&N and Apple, will carry the ebook title soon. The ebook parallels my app on this subject available from Apple and Google.
My California travel guide book/ebook Northern California Travel: The Best Options, translated into Chinese, has recently been released as a printed book in China.
The unexpected and explosive eruption of volcanic Lassen Peak in far northern California, in the spring of 1914, caught the imagination of the entire U.S.
The Golden Gate Bridge symbolizes the joy and beauty that so many San Francisco visitors and locals experience when they encounter The City.
My new book on self-publishing is now out as a printed book and an ebook. I am also releasing here its first five chapters, one per week, as a partial website book.
Google asked me to participate with Local Tips on the San Francisco segment of its new product, called Touringbird, now covering 20 worldwide cities.
In his novel Cannery Row, John Steinbeck immortalized for the modern traveler the sardine canning world of the Monterey, California waterfront.
Creating Redwood National and State Parks, preserving the tallest of the tall trees, was a milestone in California's awakening environmental awareness.
I advocate these 10 Best Practices for Modern Author Survival, especially with reference to independently published (indie) books, such as my Northern California Travel: The Best Options and Travels in an American Imagination: The Spiritual Geography of Our Time.
Our universal and unquenchable desire for love and romance has a profound effect on each of our lives. Listen as William Dougan narrates Chapter 5 “Mexico: The Tentativeness of Love" from the audiobook release of my travel literary book Travels in an American Imagination: The Spiritual Geography of Our Time.