Interactive Text and Maps Reinvent the Guidebook
Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel content provider, announced that its Discover ebook series for the iPad is available on the iBookstore, in the iBooks app. The Discover ebook series takes the ebook to a new level, with navigation and planning that reinvents how a traveler uses a guidebook.
Inspired by Lonely Planet’s bestselling full-color print series, Discover ebooks help travelers discover the ‘must-see’ sights of destinations. Launch titles include five European favorites: Great Britain, Italy, Spain, France, and Ireland and will be priced for a limited time at $14.99.
Lonely Planet’s new Discover ebook series is an interactive tool that is perfectly suited to a travel guide – navigate easily from expert editorial to specific points of interest, which are then displayed on a map to get you to your destination. Bookmark the places you don’t want to miss, take notes along the way, use Google or Wikipedia to search for even more information, email or share suggestions with friends, and click on hyperlinks to get straight to a hotel, restaurant or attraction’s website.
Additionally, Discover ebooks allow users to experience Lonely Planet’s top recommendations and unbeatable experiences through stunning images from its leading photographers. Tailored itineraries by region, theme or length of trip help you make the most of your time while local experts uncover the secrets of each destination. These travel tips, experiences and recommendations cater to all budgets, including luxury.
Simple and beautiful with an amazing use of color throughout, Lonely Planet’s Discover ebooks also feature:
over 3000 hyperlinks per guide
detailed maps with embedded points of interest
hundreds of images
chapter landing pages to scan the surface, with links to take you into deeper content
the ability to bookmark and make notes on travel highlights, then see them as a summary
search engine to find the exact content you need
“Lonely Planet knows that travelers seek inspiration, exploration and the on-the-ground experiences. That’s why we continually develop products across new platforms to get travelers to the heart of a place’, says John Boris, Executive Vice President Lonely Planet. ‘We have been a long time collaborator with Apple and we’re proud to introduce our latest iPad product, the ebook Discover series. With its interactive features, we’ve created a whole new way to read a guidebook.”
Reinvent how you plan for travel. Explore Discover ebooks on your couch, while on the plane or in your hotel. Carry it with you in your bag so that you can access it at anytime on your vacation. Our expert advice is the ideal tool for planning and experiencing your perfect trip.
Coming soon ugrades to our popular iPhone City Guide Apps that will feature a fresh look and fully updated content.
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