I don't need to sell the joy of travel to anyone in this network, but I would like to suggest that there is one thing that travelers can do to enhance their journeys - and that is to read books set in the places they are going to.
There is just something about reading a novel which is set in the very city you are exploring that makes the whole experience extra special. You could be sitting in a bar in which the book's characters have just been to, you could be meandering down a street they have just walked along, you could even be gazing at a building they live in! And as you absorb THEIR story, you are enhancing your own, in relation to the place you are visiting.
As travel bloggers, finding novels to suggest to your readers about the place you are writing about is likely to be a hit and miss affair. You might have read something yourself, had something recommended to you, or decide to go with the same old novels that everyone else conjures up when they think of that place.
But at Packabook - connecting novels with places is my passion. This is what my life is about.
So if you would like to add a Readers Recommend section to any of your blog posts that talk about specific locations then I am happy to help out.
In exchange for a mention and a link to my site, I would love to make some book suggestions for your readers. Depending on the location I cannot guarantee to find something every time, but I do have thousands of books cataloged by location (many more than are currently listed on the Packabook Travel Novels
web site) so there is a good chance I can find a few relevant titles. Please note, this will not always be unique content, but I am certain it will be a service that your readers would find useful regardless. If you are comfortable with me including my affiliate links for the book suggestions themselves, then we will do that. If you are not - then a link to Packabook and a brief line of description on what the site is about is all I require.
If this interests you, please be in touch at email@example.com or leave a note in the comments and we can get the ball rolling. The more notice you can give me on what your blog post is about, the more likely we can come up with some strong selections based on location and possibly theme - i.e. 'detective novels set in Rome' or 'novels based around real painters in Paris'. The combinations are endless.....
I look forward to hearing from you,