Posted by: ccclib | August 9, 2010

Are travel books the first to go?

“In travel it makes much more sense to have digital rather than traditional paper books.”

Will travel books be the first rank of print publishing to fall in the digital onslaught?  As GPS, augmented reality, and travel-related apps become more common, the market for guide books is dwindling.  Financial Times explores some of the issues facing current travel publishers as well as theories regarding how the industry might change if it does survive.

The end of the guidebook?

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