Former Clevelander / Local Vermonter - Pens Hilarious Handbook on Innkeeping

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Former Clevelander / Local Vermonter - Pens Hilarious Handbook on Innkeeping

"It all began and should have ended", author and former innkeeper Jeff Bendis writes "when the owner of the inn told us during the first lesson on innkeeping: 'Don't confuse the life of the innkeeper with the life of the guest. All you have to do is sleep in the bed. I have to make it. All you have to do is eat the breakfast. I have to cook it.'"

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1889978#ixzz30aTyxq1r

Too bad I had to work to find the title of said book, anyway here tis:

"Why on earth would anyone want to be an innkeeper? Pretty much everything you need to know on how to find, buy, run, and sell the inn of your dreams" (ISBN 9781626130081) is published by ATBOSH Media, ltd. and is available in trade paperback via Ingram, Amazon and B&N and as an ebook in Kindle, Nook, and iBook formats.

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Read it - feel the bits covering buying, brokers, negotiating and checking everything were well done - though of course USA based (its very different in England and Scotland) However virtually nothing on Marketing at all - don't know what its like in the USA but no UK person would ever think to contact a chamber of commerce for accommodation info, so if you want UK guests you have to be online, plus his general attitude to booking online which we all know is were its at.

Would also say more of a section on analyzing if your marketing is working would have been good.

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Still reading - my battery in the Kin dle shut me down last night. So far, I am finding it an interesting quick read - and he is telling it like it is. I am just to the part where he is discussing finding your inn. Has already covered cleaning toilets. He does tell that the most important thing in the inn is the bathroom - and after the discussion last week or so about the low ceiling he talks about low ceilings and mirrors hung by him (not the tallest oerson in the room) and a 6'5" guest trying to shave with that mirror. 

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Mirrors and pictures! Dh hangs mirrors so only a 6'5" person could use them!

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buying now will report back

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If anyone gets this book, please give us a review (from innkeeper pov and from aspiring pov as we can or may recommend it) Thanx. yes

The cover, lawd no, not a bad cover...that is half the selling point. It like a bad website! Oi don't get me started, anyway. I am sure it is full of great information.

You can do a sneak peek, I did. I didn't like it, then I liked it. So there ya go, 6 of one half dozen of another. I applaud him for writing this book, and wish him all success.

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