Google kills Frommer's print travel guides

The search giant ends production of the printed versions of the popular travel books.

Frommer Travel Guide

Frommer's, the popular travel guidebook series, will no longer be available in print, according to a report today from travel news site Skift.

Google, which bought the series in August , has stopped the publication of the print versions, authors of the books told Skift. The search giant quietly removed the bookstore from the Frommers.com site in September.

The printed books' authors, who were working on 29 titles, said they were told by editors that Google is not publishing the books. The writers said that originally, right after Google bought the series, they were told that there would be delays.

Google declined to comment.

Update, 6:19 p.m. PT: Updated with a response from Google.

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Donna Tam covers Amazon and other fun stuff for CNET News. She is a San Francisco native who enjoys feasting, merrymaking, checking her Gmail and reading her Kindle.

 

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