Northstar Travel Media, the world's foremost business-to-business media company serving the travel and meetings industries and Successful Meetings' parent company, has partnered with leading independent e-book publisher RosettaBooks to introduce a new travel guide series, Destination, for leisure and business travelers. Priced at $2.99, the books can be read on a Kindle e-book reader, or using the free Kindle app for the iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone 7. For those who have access to their computers, the books also can be read on the free Kindle for PC and Mac software.
The initial launch, available exclusively on Kindle through Amazon
, offers 32 top travel destinations worldwide, including Istanbul, Barcelona, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Mykonos. Each book's contents have been hand-picked by passionate travel industry insiders. The e-books were created using Northstar’s destination information and hotel reviews previously available to the public only through travel professionals who subscribe to Northstar’s online products. The e-books, which are shortened versions of Northstar’s in-depth reports, are written by local experts in a conversational tone and are completely unbiased.
“As the leaders in their fields, Northstar and RosettaBooks provide a perfect partnership,” said Thomas Kemp, chairman and chief executive officer of Northstar. “RosettaBooks’ new short e-books for Kindle are an ideal and convenient way for consumers to gain direct access to Northstar’s professional travel guides.”
Arthur Klebanoff, founder and CEO of RosettaBooks, added, “We are pleased to build on our tradition of bringing top selections to the dynamic e-book market with the introduction of these hands-on guides from Northstar Travel Media, long a leading go-to source for travelers looking for accurate, you-are-there information they can use while planning or upon arrival, for a truly memorable experience.”