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ReportTT: Google kills Frommer's print guidebooks

Report: Google will no longer be printed Frommer's travel guidebooks

| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Mar 22, 2013 1:31 am

One source is reporting that Frommer's will no longer be selling print versions of the book. The brand name was acquired by Google last August for $22 million, though Google declined to comment on the future of the series at the time. Skift is reporting that no future Frommer's books will be printed.

 

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The source says that the last two Frommer's books to be printed were from the Day-by-Day series, specifically the Napa and Sonoma and Banff and the Rockies versions. The source reportedly spoke with authors who were supposed to be having travel books published in the future.

 

Some of the authors stated that they were informed by editors at Google that the books would not be published, while other authors were told that there would be a delay before new contracts were signed.

 

Wiley's Unofficial Guide series was sold to Google and this series will continue in print and eBook form. "The Unofficial Guides will continue to be published in print and also be available as eBooks. The creators of the Unofficial Guides, Menasha Ridge Press, will enjoy greater autonomy and editorial control than under Wiley."

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