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Arthur Frommer reacquires his guidebook brand from Google
April 4, 2013 | 2:57 pm

FrommerAccording to an Associated Press report that was filed less than three hours ago today, the travel publishing pioneer Arthur Frommer "said Wednesday that he has reacquired rights to his travel guidebook brand from Google, and that he intends to resume publishing Frommer guidebooks." Back on the 22nd of March, we reported on the news that Google had decided to cease publishing all print editions of the Frommer's travel guidebooks, which it had acquired just seven months earlier from Wiley, the previous owner of the brand. Now, it appears as if Arthur Frommer himself—a true trailblazer in the travel guidebook industry—has somehow...

Google kills its Frommer’s division, and the travel guidebook industry takes another step towards obscurity
March 22, 2013 | 3:10 pm

Frommer'sI actually made a private pact with myself yesterday that we wouldn't run any more Google stories on TeleRead, at least for a few days. Over the past couple weeks, it almost feels as if the site has morphed into something of a Google wire service. But then Joanna Cabot filed her daily Morning Links roundup this morning, and one of the items nearly took my breath away: Google has decided to kill off the print editions of all its Frommer's travel guidebooks. The Frommer's brand, don't forget, was sold to Google just seven months ago by its previous owner, Wiley, for a...