Amelia Painter is the Webmaster for three B&B Associations: Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska. Amelia is best known for sharing practical tips and Internet marketing hints to innkeepers in her dynamic sessions at state bed and breakfast association conferences. She is an exciting speaker well-known for gearing her presentations to all levels of experience. Her new book, "Opening and Operating a Bed & Breakfast in the 21st Century" can be purchased online at www.Amazon.com.
- Name: Amelia Painter
- Location: Fostoria, Iowa, United States
Amelia Painter is the author of "Opening and Operating a Bed & Breakfast in the 21st Century. (Can be purchased on Amazon.com.) She is also the Managing Partner of TotalWebDesigner.com, a Web design firm specializing in the lodging industry. She is the Webmaster and Marketing Director for three B&B Associations: Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska. Amelia joined Bed & Breakfast America as a staff writer in August of 2005 to interview and write about innkeepers and premier inns all across America! Bed & Breakfast America is a consumer's magazine with an editorial approach that provides the most in-depth, quality destination and travel product information to help inn travelers plan for vacations, week-end get-a-ways, family adventures, and romantic stays at high quality inns across America. In addition she has been active on the Boards of Directors of Clay Country Networkers (a tourism non-profit) and The Northwest Iowa Center for Photography, where she was recently appointed the 2007-2008 Director of Marketing.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Iowa Great Lakes has a new country inn
Okoboji, IA — Longtime Northwest Iowa residents Ann and Donna Muilenburg have opened “The Okoboji Country Inn” just a hop-skip-and-a-jump from their gift shop, The Wash House, in West Okoboji. The Inn is accepting summer and fall reservations.
The restored charming inn is located in the heart of the Iowa Great Lakes. Walking distance to West Lake Okoboji, dining, gift and antique shops, hiking and bike trails, birdwatching and fishing. Golfers will love the close location to the Emerald Hills Golf Club across the street.
The Sioux City Journal newspaper’s Home section recently ran this story about the inn:
If you desire luxury in your accommodations, this is the place to stay! Visit them online at www.okobojicountryinn.com.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Discover Iowa: Cooking with Iowa wines, meats and other Iowa prouducts
This unique new cookbook can be purchased from http://www.amazon.com/Discover-Iowa-Cooking-wines-products/dp/1419699601/.
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Author Discusses Book on YouTube
Did I say "spare time?" There is no spare time...
Now, IF YOU happen to have a couple of extra minutes and are interested in learning more about my guidebook on opening a B&B, just click on the link below and watch the most recent TV interview:
Monday, December 17, 2007
eBook Now On Sale at BooksonBoard.com
I am please to let all of you know that an e-Book version of the 2nd Edition of Opening and Operating a Bed & Breakfast in the 21st Century can now be purchased online at: http://www.booksonboard.com/index.php?BODY=viewbook&BOOK=166967
Sunday, December 02, 2007
Book Tells How to Open & Operate a Bed & Breakfast in the Age of Technology
Spencer, IA -- Have you often dreamed of opening and operating your own bed and breakfast inn? Creating a romantic and comfortable retreat for travelers? Meeting new people from all corners of the world? Now is the time to take that first step toward your dream.
The Second Edition of Opening and Operating a B&B in the 21st Century builds upon and updates the first edition with new data enabling aspiring, new and experienced innkeepers to take command of their ultimate successful in the hospitality industry.
It is the only published book for bed and breakfast owners that gives an in-depth overview of the Internet and its language. It also contains step-by-step instructions on how to successfully marketing a B&B Web site on the World Wide Web.
The book was released in by Amazon.com and the Iowa Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers Association on November 28, 2007.
This unique book was written to address the lack of information on marketing a B&B on the Internet as well as Destination Blogging. It explains the benefits of owning a travel or destination blog and gives readers some excellent examples of properly written posts.
Competing titles in this industry will generally cover the basic steps to take to make the dream of owning a bed & breakfast come true; but this book takes the innkeeper from the basic business specifics and then gives them step-by-step instructions for successfully marketing an B&B on the Internet -- "must knows" if you are to be a successful innkeeper in the 21st Century!
The first edition of Opening and Operating a Bed & Breakfast in the 21st Century was published by BookSurge in association with the Iowa Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers Association (IBBIA) to wide acclaim. The first edition was suggested reading on the IBBIA Web site. An e-book version of the book is expected to be released in mid-December 2007.
Painter has also joined forces with Amazon.com and created an Innkeeper's Recommended Reading list where she makes a number of suggestions on books and magazines innkeepers may find helpful. You can view Amelia’s Picks at: http://astore.amazon.com/fostoriabooks.
For more information about Opening and Operating a Bed & Breakfast in the 21st Century or Amelia Painter, please contact the Iowa Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers Association by phone or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their Web site at www.iabedandbreakfast.com
About the Author
Amelia Painter is a marketing professional and the Managing Partner of TotalWebDesigner.com, a Web design firm specializing in the lodging industry. She writes extensively on the hospitality and travel industries and she is the Webmaster and Marketing Director for three B&B Associations: Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska. Amelia joined Bed & Breakfast America as a staff writer in August of 2005 to interview and write about innkeepers and premier inns all across America. Bed & Breakfast America is a consumer's magazine with an editorial approach that provides the most in-depth, quality destination and travel product information to help inn travelers plan for vacations, week-end get-a-ways, family adventures, and romantic stays at high quality inns across America.