Google to Discontinue Frommer’s Guidebooks
Bought the brand in August for $22 million
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Readers of the beloved Frommer’s brand guidebooks may soon have to look elsewhere for guidance. Google, which purchased the brands Frommer’s Travel and Unofficial Guides from publisher Wiley in August for $22 million, has ceased production and publication of all books bearing the Frommer’s name.
The authors of the 29 listed future Frommer’s titles were recently informed by editors at Google that the books would not be published, according to Skift. The last Frommer’s book, Frommer’s Florida, was published in December. On the bright side, Google will continue to print the Unofficial Guide series title Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, which remains one of the best-selling guidebooks in the country.